• News
  • Finance

MA named healthiest state in new report

MA named healthiest state in new report

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.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Court upholds confession by Brendan Dassey of 'Making a Murderer'

    Court upholds confession by Brendan Dassey of 'Making a Murderer'

    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.
    Robert Rodriguez Returns with first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel

    Robert Rodriguez Returns with first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel

    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.
    Bayonetta 3 is happening, and it's exclusive to Nintendo Switch

    Bayonetta 3 is happening, and it's exclusive to Nintendo Switch

    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 .
  • You can purchase PUBG's Warrior Pack right now on Xbox One

    You can purchase PUBG's Warrior Pack right now on Xbox One

    According to Bluehole, Miramar will be playable during the final test round before PUBG version 1.0 delivers the goods. BlueholeAn official " PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds " screenshot shows off one of Miramar's industrial areas .
    Arkansas Focused on Chad Morris in Coaching Search

    Arkansas Focused on Chad Morris in Coaching Search

    He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Clemson from 2011-2014. The 49-year-old Morris will formally be introduced on Thursday.
    Yankees out of the running to land Shohei Ohtani

    Yankees out of the running to land Shohei Ohtani

    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.
  • Yankees' history didn't lure Stanton, but their future did

    Yankees' history didn't lure Stanton, but their future did

    With a deep lineup, no one player has to shoulder all of the pressure. This was the best deal out of the three for us. Not that they don't love him as a player.
    Russia-Syria: Putin orders start of pullout from Syria

    Russia-Syria: Putin orders start of pullout from Syria

    Jarrard, told reporters at a news conference there were about 4,000 USA troops in Syria. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    Check Out This Amazing PS2 Legacy Dashboard Theme For the PS4

    Check Out This Amazing PS2 Legacy Dashboard Theme For the PS4

    Jak 2, Jak 3 and Jak X Combat Racing were developed by Naughty Dog for PlayStation 2 between 2003-2005. A couple of months have passed since Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy has been accessible on PS4.
  • Sensex shot up by 301.09 pts

    Sensex shot up by 301.09 pts

    On the other hand, Coal India (0.49%), and Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.09%) were the major losers in the Sensex. The index posted its biggest weekly gain since early November, climbing 1.27 percent this week.
    Feuding with Amazon, Google pulls YouTube from Fire TV and Echo Show

    Feuding with Amazon, Google pulls YouTube from Fire TV and Echo Show

    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.
    Rep. Conyers announces he's retiring, endorses son to fill seat

    Rep. Conyers announces he's retiring, endorses son to fill seat

    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.
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery coming to mobile

    Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery coming to mobile

    With the help of their own own digital Polyjuice Potion, the creative geniuses at Botnick Studios transformed themselves into J.K. It's not clear what the time frame on the game will be, although playing in a post-Deathly Hallows Hogwarts could be interesting.
    Israeli army destroys incomplete tunnel from Gaza

    Israeli army destroys incomplete tunnel from Gaza

    Residents are reporting hearing multiple explosions and that Iron Dome launched at least two intercept missiles. The move, which Israel believes Hamas was responsible for, was dubbed "aggressive acts" by the IDF.
    John Mayer Hospitalized, Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy

    John Mayer Hospitalized, Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy

    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.
  • Arsene Wenger believes Manchester United were to blame for draw with Saints

    Arsene Wenger believes Manchester United were to blame for draw with Saints

    Wenger lamented his side's opening stages, which saw Charlie Austin put Southampton ahead inside of five minutes. Arsenal have no players suspended for this game.
    Why Irish border deal is crucial to Brexit

    Why Irish border deal is crucial to Brexit

    He added: "The indications we have is that we are in a much better place now than we have been in the negotiations to date".
    Immunizations A Priority During National Influenza Week

    Immunizations A Priority During National Influenza Week

    And there's more bad news, it seems the dominant strain this year will be H3N2, which is a more severe form of the flu. AHS's statistics also indicate influenza has been somewhat more active earlier in the season than a year ago .

Breaking News



Recommended

Facebook changes tax structure to start billing ad sales locally

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.

SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral delayed to no earlier than Friday

The launch will be the 15th flight of a Dragon capsule, 14th mission to the ISS and the 13th with actual cargo. Capture of the automated cargo carrier by the space station's Canadian-built robotic arm is expected at 6 a.m.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees revealed (no Radiohead)

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.

Apple brought pre-orders to App Store

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.

Year-old Kid shares 8th position on the Forbes list

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.

Apple Music competitor? YouTube to launch music streaming service 'Remix' in March

Let's see how impressive this new Google's service would be! You can drop out your feedbacks into the comments section as well. According to an article by Bloomberg , music executives have been disappointed with meager revenue from YouTube Red.

Apple reportedly may buy music identifying app Shazam for $400M

As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing , Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. One source puts the price of the acquisition around US$401 million, although Shazam was once valued at US$1 billion dollars.

Hundreds of firefighters battle dynamic brush fire in Southern California

Their luxury home in Bel-Air, which they had just put on the market three days ago, was "in the middle of it all", he said . The National Weather Service says winds are likely to die down Tuesday afternoon through the evening.

Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors' emotional outbursts are 'absolutely too much'

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.

Jets avoid another fourth-quarter collapse with 38-31 victory over Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs didn't change quarterbacks on Sunday from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes . In last week's loss to the Panthers, the Jets had a first and goal at the one yard line.