Overweight & Obesity

Racial disparities in obesity widen in rural areas across country

Racial disparities in health and health care throughout the lifespan are pervasive and well-documented, and culminate in a life expectancy for Black people that is about four years shorter than for white people. One major ...

Inflammatory disorders

Rural environment supports children's immune systems

Children raised in rural environments who spend a lot of time outdoors with some exposure to animals grow to have better regulated immune systems than children living in urban environments, a new study has found.

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