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Biking to work linked to reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and early death

By: Beverly Merz, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch Harvard Medical School (HMS) has a bicycle-friendly campus. Faculty, staff, and students who commute by bike can park their wheels in secured cages, wash off road grime in showers, buy new helmets at a discount, and receive a monthly reimbursement for bike maintenance costs. HMS encourages bicycle commuting not just to relieve parking congestion and foster cleaner air, but also because observational studies have…

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