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News - August 31, 2012

East Palo Alto's health challenges greater than county's

High rates of chronic diseases and a lower life expectancy are linked to residents' poverty, officials say

by Sue Dremann

East Palo Alto's poorest residents and the city's population in general live with far greater health problems than San Mateo County's as a whole, according to a county study and a recent assessment by the Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

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