Politics and Health : Short Wave : NPR
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Political polarization is affecting Americans’ health, according to a new study. Researchers find higher levels of premature death in Republican-leaning counties compared to those in Democratic-leaning ones. The higher mortality in GOP counties is across the board – everything from heart disease to suicide. Allison Aubrey talks to Emily Kwong about what may be causing these disparities.
This story was edited by Jane Greenhalgh and Gisele Grayson and produced by Thomas Lu. Margaret Cirino and Rachel Carlson checked the facts.