Listen to KERA's conversation on health disparities and what could help close the gaps, like more inclusive clinical trials and more non-white doctors, so more people could benefit from medical breakthroughs.
Just like we get yearly check-ups a new report gives us an annual health snapshot of almost every county in the country. The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. This can be a significant indicator of future health status.
The rankings highlight how your location can influence how well and long you live. Its uninsured rate is 19 percent, and 45 percent of its children are living in poverty. Children in poverty are less likely to have access to well-resourced and quality schools, and have fewer chances to be prepared for living wage jobs.
Researchers measured length of life using premature death statistics (years of potential life lost before age 75) and assessed quality of life through self-reported answers on physical and mental well-being, along with collecting the percentage of low birthweight newborns in each area. In Madison, the white teen birth rate was 9 per 100,000 teenage females, while the number is almost four times as high (34) for black female teens. Black and American Indian/Alaskan Native teens have also seen notable improvements. Kent County has the highest out of Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon. The rest declined or were unchanged from past year.
Yellow weather warning issued for rain tonight The Met Office has today (Wednesday) officially put a weather warning for snow in place for Sunday across the region. Maxey said temperatures in London, which reached double digits on Tuesday, would fall as low as 5C by Sunday.
Venus knocks out Serena, Wozniacki marches on Serena Williams' first official tournament since becoming a mom in September was cut short by older sister Venus in Indian Wells . She emphatically closed out the 36-minute set with back-to-back aces that clocked 108 miles per hour and 120 miles per hour .
The new Rankings State Reports call attention to key drivers of health, such as children in poverty.
Visit countyhealthrankings.org to learn more.
"The time is now to address long-standing challenges like child poverty", said Sheri Johnson, director, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.
In Leon County, the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is created to address specific opportunities for improved health that have been identified by the community.
Hart said the city is continuing to address the social determinants of health, and that it is making strides to address some of the factors of poor health outcomes, such as teen pregnancy.
Ashraf said security personnel at the police post intercepted and tried to stop the attacker when he detonated his suicide vest. On February 13, over two dozen people including two senior police officers were killed in a suicide blast on Mall Road.
Another new addition will come on March 16th, and it's the ability to fully change your character and palico's looks. English patch notes have yet to be shared, and we will update the post once they become available.
Potentially impacted areas include Wise, Russell and Washington counties in Virginia along with Johnson County in Tennessee. With spring just a week away, this should be our last brush with accumulating snow for winter.
Gasoline stocks fell by 6.3 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 1.2 million-barrel drop. Zanganeh says USA oil production will remain under control and not flood the market.
And now we've got a veteran reggae artist suing Miley Cyrus because of the phrase " we run things , things don't run we". Even so, the singer is reportedly looking for the judge to rule in his favor based on the phraseology alone.
The separation of the United Kingdom and European unit will enable each business to hone in on specific strategic objectives. This news also follows the decision to sell off £12 billion of its United Kingdom annuities book to Rothesay Life.
TA source told AP that McCabe is suspected of misleading internal investigators about a media leak, an allegation he denies. Strzok was removed from the Mueller team in July, though the reason for his ouster was not reported until December.
So we'll just sit back and wait, as patiently as possible, for the reboot confirmation that seems all but destined to happen. With the door slightly open, fans do have a reason to hope someone could talk him into revisiting the show.
Mississippi State, which won 32 straight games before losing to SC , opens play on March 17 against 16-seed Nicholls State. Barring one of the greatest upsets in the history of the sport, UConn will play the victor of that game Monday at Gampel.
Gov. Murphy Introduces Financial Plans at Budget Address
Murphy on Wednesday downplayed any potential divisions, saying he thought Democrats would "prove to be the party of substance". He has until June 30 to get a spending plan approved by the legisalture before the 2019 fiscal year commences on July 1.
Skyrim VR is heading to Steam in April
The Steam page is already up for Skyrim VR so enthusiasts who own an Oculus or Vive can go ahead and get their preorder in. If VR isn't so much your thing, however, you can play Skyrim just about everywhere, including the Nintendo Switch.
Former Bullseye host Jim Bowen has died aged 80
Bowen presented a morning radio show for Radio Lancashire between 1999 and 2002 but resigned after making a racist remark on air. The show, which ran between 1981 and 1995, was watched by over 12 million viewers, and was especially popular among students.
Late night hosts skewer Trump over Rex Tillerson firing
Kono told reporters Wednesday that he "regretted" that Tillerson was sacked as the two had established a trusting relationship. Either way, Trump's freewheeling style is set to sidetrack the Senate. "Did he fire him or have him put to sleep?" he asked.