Using statistics collected by the Centers for Disease Control, researchers analyzed data on the percentage of adults who smoke daily in a state, lung cancer deaths, cigarette excise taxes and adults reporting poor health.
The federal government unveiled new, updated guidelines for physical activity on Monday. The recommendations aim to help fight the obesity epidemic that affects nearly 40 percent of American adults and adds nearly $117 billion to health care costs.
Last month we told you about a possible case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in the state. The polio-like illness is most commonly found in children and is something doctors want parents to be more aware of.