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Colon Cancer Death Rates Rise Among Young Adults; Zoo Conservation Efforts; Trees Impact On Health

A new study shows colon and rectal cancer death rates are rising for adults under 55 [Photo: Shutterstock.com]

Colon cancer is a leading cause of death in this country, but why are mortality rates now rising for some Americans younger than 55?

With the news of a giraffe birth at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, we turn our attention to conservation efforts underway here, to protect wildlife around the world.

And -- look up and check out your neighborhood's tree canopy. It turns out that besides providing shade, trees have a big impact on healthy living. We'll update the plans to improve Northeast Ohio's tree equity.


Alok Khorana, MD, Hematology & Medical Oncology, Cleveland Clinic

Chris Kuhar, PhD, Executive Director of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Sandra Albro, Research Associate, Holden Arboretum

Colby Sattler, Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager, Western Reserve Land Conservancy

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