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6 Reasons New Jerseyans Less Healthy

6 Reasons New Jerseyans Less Healthy
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey is in good standing among the healthiest states in the country, but we still have room to improve.

Despite its progress, New Jersey has dropped out of the top ten among the United Health Foundation’s healthiest states.

New Jersey came in at number 11 in the UHF’s rankings of healthiest states. That was largely caused by an increase in obesity and a lack of physical activity. “Twenty-four percent of the population in New Jersey gets no exercise other than getting up and going to work,” said UHF member Dr. Reed Tuckson, according to nj1015.com.

The state came in 27th in the US in terms of physical activity. According to the report, New Jersey is facing other problems.

NJ.com reports that drug deaths in New Jersey have increased to national levels of about 13 for every 100,000 of the population. Also, New Jersey has not made enough progress in improvements for adolescent immunizations.

According to americashealthrankings.org., there is a high prevalence of low birthweights in New Jersey, and there is a large disparity in the health status of state residents based on the level of education they have reached.

 

Superstorm Sandy and Heart Attacks

Superstorm Sandy and Heart Attacks
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Hurricane Sandy caused obvious damage and destruction to homes that were affected by the storm.

But Sandy’s effects on New Jersey residents themselves were more evident ...

New Report on Cannabis' Effects on the Body - The Good and Bad

New Report on Cannabis'  Effects on the Body - The Good and Bad
BY NEIL THANEDAR
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It's important that the public has access to the new report/infographic about cannabis' bodily effects.

The report is from LabDoor , the independent testin...

New Report on Cannabis' Effects on the Body - The Good and Bad

New Report on Cannabis'  Effects on the Body - The Good and Bad
BY NEIL THANEDAR
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It's important that the public has access to the new report/infographic about cannabis' bodily effects.

The report is from LabDoor , the independent testin...

Applauding Federal Action on Menu Labeling

Applauding Federal Action on Menu Labeling
BY TRISH GRABER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Senate Health Chairman Joseph F. Vitale (D-Middlesex) applauded action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requiring that calorie informat...

UPDATE: Shots Offered to Stop Hepatitis A in New Jersey

UPDATE: Shots Offered to Stop Hepatitis A in New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Hamilton Township is taking steps after an employee at a local restaurant tested positive for Hepatitis A.

The case of an employee at Rosa’s Restaurant and Catering bein...

Coalition Comes Together to Protect Consumers Against Unfair Health Insurance Payment Practices

Coalition Comes Together to Protect Consumers Against Unfair Health Insurance Payment Practices
BY LAUREN SCHIAVO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A coalition of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers is calling on the legislature to make health insurance policies easier for consumer...

Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes for Those Unconventional Guests

Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes for Those Unconventional Guests
BY JUDY POKRAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

What do you do when a relative or friend you’ve invited to your holiday table turns out to have a very different diet, one that excludes meat, fish, poult...

Exploring the History of Migraines and Politics of Gender and Health

Exploring the History of Migraines and Politics of Gender and Health
BY ROBIN LALLY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

What comedian hasn’t joked “not tonight honey, I have a headache,” to describe the scenario of a cold, neurotic wife who will do anything it takes to avoi...

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