State Governor Tim Pawlenty credited a state health insurance program for the working poor, social safety-net programs for children, the state's health-conscious culture and a low unemployment rate.
The number of uninsured Americans has increased from 13.4 percent to 15.9 percent since 2000, and in a list of 36 nations, the
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The unhealthiest states --
However, my favorite vacation spot, Hawaii, has the longest lived people in the United States. They typically live to be over 80, which is three years longer than people on the U.S. mainland. Aside from the more relaxed pace I believe it has lots to do with plentiful sunshine. It certainly isn't their diet, as many natives consume foods that are far from healthy.
You may feel a little better knowing America's overall health has improved some 19 percent since the foundation began issuing yearly reports in 1990, but don't be fooled. During that same time, obesity rates have more than doubled and the life expectancy of the average baby girl in <st1:country-region>
It is important that you take your health into your own hands. You won't find a pill or a surgical procedure that doesn't have some serious risks involved. Diet and exercise are both crucial, and work better together than either do on their own.
Although, of course, your location does not determine your health, Vital Votes readers reacted to the news with either joy or dismay. Jim, from
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