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Baltimore health officials to promote healthy living

Free yoga, health screenings and a block party will be available to city residents later this month as Baltimore health officials promote healthy lifestyles.

The events are part of the second annual Healthy City Days - a week of free events designed to get Baltimore residents to exercise more, eat better and take control of their health.

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Health officials announced the weeklong event, that runs Sept. 30 to October 7, at a press conference today with Ravens fullback Vonta Leach.

Officials acknowledge that the events won't solve all the health problems in a city with high rates of heart disease, infant mortality and colon cancer - just to name a few. But they hope to give residents the tools to begin living healthier lives.

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Check here for the list of events.

 Ravens' fullback Vonta Leach and Molly Shattuck at Tuesday's kick-off event. Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox


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