(c) Scott Griessel/stock.Adobe.com“Every child needs and deserves the opportunity to grow up healthy,” says Yancy. ■ Statepoint From one corner of a city or county to another, life expectancy can vary by five, 10 or even 20 years, according to a report from the Center on Society and Health. “What would it take to close those gaps across our community and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible?” asks Dr. Clyde Yancy, M.D., American Heart Association past president and chief of cardiology at Northwestern University in Chicago. “For many communities, it requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty and discrimination.” Thirty million people in neighborhoods
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