Placer County ranks among 50 healthiest U.S. communities

Want to live in one of the 50 healthiest communities in the nation without leaving the Sacramento region? Well, just move on over to Placer County.

In an article released Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report ranked Placer at No. 35 on its list of the nation’s Healthiest Communities for 2021 after examining metrics that drive better health for 3,000 counties. Teaming with researchers from the University of Missouri and independent experts, the magazine’s staff weighed data on education, housing, nutrition, environment, equity and other factors that affect health.

Placer was the highest-ranking county in California, with Santa Clara ranked 40th and San Mateo 43rd.

The list of Healthiest Communities numbers 500 counties overall. A few others in the region made the list: Nevada at 267th, El Dorado at 284th and Solano at 425th. Placer, Nevada and El Dorado counties are all within easy distances of extensive green

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Home Remodeling Firm In Wake County, North Carolina

These householders are staying of their homes and spending appreciable assets on reworking, renovations, and redecorating. Whether it’s on discretionary or necessary projects, shoppers spent 17% extra in 2018 on their properties than in 2017. Belinda’s weblog, The Happy Home, strives to make every day life fun and inventive.

The show doesn’t shy away from exhibiting you the complex issues home-builders encounter through the design and development process, but that solely makes the top end result all the more satisfying. Sure, a concrete patio or deck is great for BBQs and entertaining, but we scurry indoors if the sun is baking us or a few rain drops threaten to damage the enjoyable. “Adding a lined terrace can broaden your home exponentially,” says Dominguez. Make it extra engaging by including electricity, cozy seating, decorative patio heaters, and bar space. “Having an outside house beneath a roof will permit the client to … Read More

Clark County among least healthy counties in Ohio, according to national data

Clark County’s ranking looks at the most recent health data available for factors like adult obesity (37%), low birthweight babies (9%) and flu vaccination rates (48%). But the rankings also consider a range of social factors that drive health like high school completion (89%), severe housing problems (13%) and children living in poverty (21%).

Those figures are then compared to the state and national average to determine a county’s ranking.

Marietta Orlowski, chair of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at Wright State University, said it is important to measure social drivers of health because they are important root causes of health outcomes and because things that get measured tend to also get resources.

For example, people can learn at the doctor’s office how to properly manage their asthma.

“But if they’re living in an environment with poor air quality and mold, doing a behavior-oriented intervention isn’t going

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Decision due on measures to cut Rio Blanco County wild horse count | Western Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management next week is expected to issue a decision on whether to pursue a long-term plan for reducing wild horse numbers through a variety measures, including helicopter roundups, bait trapping and fertility control treatment, in a herd management area in Rio Blanco County about 50 miles north and east of Grand Junction.

The agency estimates that 838 horses currently live in the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area generally in central Rio Blanco County east of Colorado Highway 139 and south of Colorado Highway 64. The BLM has a target management level of 135-235 wild horses there, which it says would maintain a thriving ecological balance and healthy rangelands in keeping with the agency’s multiple-use mission for the area.

Some 400 more wild horses live west of Highway 139 on acreage not designated as a herd management area, where the BLM’s goal is to have no wild

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