Health care, homelessness linked | Opinion |

Lack of housing exacerbates many people’s medical problems and everyone’s costs

Homelessness and health care have a complicated relationship. Being homeless puts someone at greater risk for a host of maladies caused or exacerbated by factors such as stress, exposure to the elements, lack of regular or nutritious meals, lack of rest, lack of proper clothing, lack of sanitary facilities, dehydration, physical violence and on and on.

Source: Health care, homelessness linked | Opinion | Eugene, Oregon