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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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