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UVA Medical Center Hour: The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills

We hear much these days about the widening gap in America between the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots. Inequality is all around us, and it exacts a serious toll on health. The poor die sooner. Blacks die sooner. And poor urban blacks die sooner than almost all other Americans. Indeed, there is a 35-year difference in life expectancy between America’s wealthiest (and healthiest) and poorest (and sickest) neighborhoods.