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High Lung Cancer and Heart Disease Rates in Yakima County

YAKIMA, Wash. -- People in South Central and Western Washington have much higher lung cancer and heart disease rates than in most other parts of Washington.

The Washington State Department of Health says that the gap between Yakima, Grays Harbor, Tacoma and the rest of the state continues to grow.

DOH employees say lung cancer and heart disease are two of the leading causes of death in the state.

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