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Highlighting the Links between Internet Connectivity and Health
Affiliated faculty Amy Sheon, PhD, MPH, and Scott Frank, MD, have uncovered data that show a direct correlation between lack of Internet service in distressed neighborhoods and health problems. Their work was highlighted in a recent WEWS News 5 story. 
While at first glance there may not seem to be a connection between Internet connectivity and health, Dr. Sheon notes that residents who lack Internet service cannot search for critical health information, search for or contact doctors, or access health platforms such as MyChart. In addition, the data indicates a direct link between a lack of internet service, and serious illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.

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