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Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights?

Do you suffer from nights of insufficient sleep? A new study has revealed that poor sleep quality may in fact be linked with climate change as nighttime temperatures are steadily increasing; the result could mean poorer sleep for millions. Americans’ reported nights of insufficient sleep more than double as nighttime temperatures rise during summer months, and this problem will only continue to grow as climate change remains an ever-pressing issue.

Addressing Your Cancer Risk

In the year 2014, over 1,600 Americans died from cancer, and today one in every four deaths within the US are cancer-linked. Recently, research has shown that where you live plays a huge role in determining how much you're at risk of cancer. 

Study lead author Jyotsna Jagai stated that "Overall environmental quality was very strongly associated with increased cancer risk."

EPA: Learning Triggers Key to Preventing Asthma Attacks

WASHINGTON – One in 10 kids in America suffers from asthma, and communities of color and low-income families are disproportionately impacted. During Asthma Awareness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes two leading asthma management programs -- Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) in Baltimore, Md. and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital CHAMPS Program in Memphis, Tenn. -- for comprehensive, in-home interventions and innovative asthma education to improve the lives of people with asthma in underserved communities.

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