Lung cancer mortality is elevated in coal-mining areas of Appalachia

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Hendryx, O’Donnell, and Horn in their article look at whether the increased rates of lung cancer mortalities in Appalachia were due only to smoking, poverty, education, and other demographics or if living in heavy coal-mining areas had something to do with contributing to lung...

Appalachia: Where Place Matters in Health

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Behringer, and Friedell discuss health disparities in Appalachia. The areas considered to be a part of Appalachia have high rates of cancer. The highest rates are seen in cervical cancer, heart disease and premature mortality. Behringer and Friedell utilize studies that were done...