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New Study Reveals Gap In Mortality Rates Tripled In 2 Decades

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association unveiled a gap between the mortality rates of rural and urban areas that’s tripled over two decades.

While chronic disease is responsible, there are other factors at play.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Haider Warraich, the lead researcher on the study.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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