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A new PBS Documentary* explores the uncomfortable fact that economic status greatly affects a person's health and longevity.
Unnatural Causes asks the question: Is inequality making us sick? It goes in search of neighborhoods where poverty leads to poor health outcomes - and a life expectancy nearly 10 years shorter than in other neighborhoods - and meets the people affected. We'll talk with producer Llew Smith about what local health departments and individuals can do.
Then, Health Director Baker Salsbury examines how Connecticut researchers are measuring this same problem in our neighborhoods. The data is broken down to a block by block assessment of health outcomes. One of the premises of the project: That health disparities are immoral and should be corrected.
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*Starting on Thursday, March 27 at 10 p.m., Unnatural Causes will air on four consecutive Thursdays on CPTV. Â
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