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Mapping Life Expectancy By Subway Stop

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Public health researchers have been mapping severe life expectancy disparities across cities for years, but nowhere is that more apparent than on a map of the subway. Upon the second meeting of its Commission to Build a Healthier America, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released maps of health disparities across metro maps of Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and the San Joaquin Valley in early July. 

In some places, like New Orleans, a difference of just a mile could mean a difference of 20 years off an expected lifespan.

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