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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Healthy Living in Middle Age Really Pays Off in Senior Years | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Live well, live longer.

New research offers more evidence that the mantra rings true: People who got regular exercise and ate a healthy diet in middle age had a reduced risk of serious health problems as seniors.

“Health care professionals could use these findings to further promote and emphasize to their patients the benefits of a healthy diet and a regular exercise schedule to avoid the development of numerous chronic health conditions in the present and in later life,” said study author Vanessa Xanthakis, an assistant professor of medicine and biostatistics in the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Her team analyzed long-term data from nearly 2,400 Americans in a large ongoing U.S. health study to determine how closely they followed U.S. government dietary guidelines and physical activity guidelines. Physical activity

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Julia Turshen unites healthy and comfort in the kitchen: Delicious “does not have to be complicated”

It shouldn’t feel revolutionary, but beloved cookbook author Julia Turshen has written a healthy cookbook with no limitations. When I pointed this out to her, the culinary force behind “Simply Julia: 110 Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food” was both humbled and sad.

“I both really appreciate hearing that, and I’m also so sad to hear that,” Turshen told me on Salon Talks. “I just think for so long, I know that I confused the words ‘healthy’ and ‘skinny.’ I thought they meant the same thing.”

Turshen wrote a healthy cookbook that both celebrates comfort food — a genre of food often associated with feelings of guilt — and has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss. Instead of associating the word “healthy” with limitations, Turshen associates it with limitlessness.

“It has nothing to do with restriction. It has nothing to do with deprivation. There are no limitations in

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Science says eating 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily can help you live a long and healthy life

What’s the most important component of a nutritious diet? Yes, you guessed it right — fruits and vegetables. You must have heard this several times, and even seen various studies related to it. 

But the big question is: what is the quantity of fruits and vegetables you must eat every single day?

Well, a new research published recently by the American Heart Association in its journal Circulation has revealed it all. They recommend people to consume five servings of fruits and veggies daily, in the form of two fruits and three vegetables, so that you can enjoy its health benefits.

Here’s what fruits and veggies can do your mind and body

Research also found that eating fruits and vegetables, in particular, greatly supports heart and mental health. To clarify this, researchers used data from a total of 28 global studies, including two major data sets from the US.

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