TruckBeat is a health storytelling project about East Tennessee. It’s a collaboration between Matt Shafer Powell of 91.9 FM WUOT and independent multimedia producers Jess Mador and Leslie Snow. We’re taking our food truck-turned-mobile studio out on the road to report on community health topics in depth: obesity, mental health and access to health care. However, we've taken a particularly close look at the region's addiction crisis.



TruckBeat: Your Zip Code And Your Health

Mar 9, 2017
WUOT News, Leslie Snow

It's called your "ZNA", your zip code at the time of your birth.  And according to National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins, it can determine the quality and length of your life.  In some cases, your ZNA is a better predictor of health than your DNA.

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