The Nutmeg State joins Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, and Utah at the top of a new report by the United Health Foundation, which took into account rates of infectious diseases, obesity, smoking, and a number of other factors.
MA has been named America's healthiest state in the report, taking the top spot because of its low uninsured population, low obesity rates, and the high number of mental health providers.
Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and CT rank as the five healthiest states in 2017.
MS ranked 50th for the least healthy state, according to the survey.
Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report.
The 2017 report analyzed 35 measures covering behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care, and outcomes data.
"The rankings are an important indicator of the significant progress we've made in critical public-health areas, such as tobacco control, increasing vaccination rates, and reducing obesity, " said Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel. The increase can be attributed to drug deaths that have seen a 7 percent increase and cardiovascular deaths that went up by 2 percent.
Alabama was singled out as the state with the poorest mental health care, given the low concentration of therapists.
It ranked Colorado as the second most physical, and has the second lowest percentage of children living in poverty. "Even the top USA state in each of these measures ranks toward the bottom among OECD countries".
North Dakota was the state to experience the greatest drop in rankings, seven places to No. 18, showing poor rankings in rates of smoking, salmonella infection and immunizations among children in the past year.
"We're spending more on health care and we die sooner", he said. "This is a call to action for each of us to make changes in our own lifestyles that can help improve our overall health and well-being". Massachusetts, for example, has 547 mental health providers per 100,000 people, while Alabama has 85 per 100,000.
In the past 10 years, drug deaths increased 98% from 5.0 to 9.9 deaths per 100,000 population.
Nintendo also announces that the first two games in the series will also be released on Nintendo Switch early next year. Nintendo said at The Game Awards that Platinum Games is developing Bayonetta 3 exclusively for the Switch .
This marks the fifth consecutive year that the global star has made her presence felt on the "Sexiest Asian Woman" list. While he appreciated her courage to often experiment with the unknown, he also called her as a symbol of girl power.
Some of the other snubbed artists that did not make the cut includes Rage Against the Machine , MC5 and Radiohead . Somehow, the immensely influential Simone had not been nominated since her first year of eligibility in '86.
Under Space Policy Directive 1, the moon is seen as a stepping stone toward the ultimate goal of Mars exploration. It will focus on long-term explorations and use of the Moon's surface, in partnership with the private sector.
After the rally, the President tweeted a "Thank You Pensacola" message, claiming that the arena was "packed to the rafters ". They were caught red handed, just like lonely Brian Ross at ABC News (who should be immediately fired for his "mistake").
Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that police properly obtained Dassey's confession and he should remain behind bars. Zellner, in various court documents, has also implicated Bobby Dassey as the real culprit of Halbach's murder.
For one thing, Salazar looks incredible as the wide-eyed heroine, and her quiet moments look as compelling as her action beats. Fox Studios has revealed the first footage from the Alita: Battle Angel movie as the trailer will be released online tomorrow.
Facebook expects to make the change in countries where it has a local office, although Wehner added that "each country is unique". The changes will be implemented throughout 2018, with a view to them being completed by the first half of 2019.
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Sans YouTube, Amazon looks to be banking on its in-house services and against the Chcolate Factory's built-in customer base. Google has now pulled the plug on the sneaky workaround, and will be removing YouTube from Fire TV from 1 January 2018.
The pre-order feature was first announced on Apple's iTunes Connect support site and discovered yesterday by MacStories . In addition, Apple has added a "Pre-Orders" section to the Games tab of the App Store, which now includes five games.
The video featured Ryan opening and reviewing a " GIANT EGG SURPRISE " box containing over 100 toys from Pixar's " Cars " series. The channel now has over 10 million subscribers, which generates a monthly advertising revenue of around $1 million.
Ohtani is limited to a minor league contract because of restrictions imposed by the MLB collective bargaining agreement. Ohtani-mania, however, appears will not be coming to Denver unless he is sitting in the visitor's dugout or bullpen.
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A flight attendant said the threats started after she caught Valerie Curbelo smoking in one of the plane's bathrooms. A woman is arrested after making death threats on a plane from Portland, Oregon to Sacramento International Airport.
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John Mayer underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday morning, forcing the rocker to postpone a New Orleans Dead & Company show. He's now set to play at the Alice in Winterland concert in San Francisco with Matt Nathanson and Maren Morrison on December 12.
Settlements are paid out of a special Treasury Department fund designated for the goal or out of members' office budgets. Giving up his spot on the committee was a move that a senior Democratic aide said Pelosi helped orchestrate.
Curry finished with 31 points, hitting five triples, and 11 assists for the Warriors (19-6), winners of four straight games. Cousins' second technical was his seventh of the season, meaning he's well on pace to cross the threshold for suspension.
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