There were a lot of points made in this piece, but the life expectancy is what stood out. Each time I hear that fact it is jarring. I feel it goes hand in hand with the kind of food those who liven poverty are force to consume, or from a lack of better education around healthier habits.
In this article they talk about the issues that involve rural communities and poor health habits and conditions. There is a cycle here that poorer communities live in, that proves harder and harder to break each passing generation.