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Monday, May 20

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"If you live in a close-knit neighborhood, the kind where your neighbors have got your back, you're less likely to have asthma." The Sun-Times reports that a study of 338 Chicago neighborhoods found a correlation between neighborly trust and asthma prevalence. So I guess knowing your neighbors lets you breathe easier in more ways than one.

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