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Wyoming adult obesity rate jumps 3.2 percent in new study

Wyoming adult obesity rate jumps 3.2 percent in new study

CASPER, Wyo. — After two years of decline, adult obesity rates in the Cowboy State increased 3.2 percent, according to a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Report shows 27% of local adults are obese, 32% of kids live in single-parent households

Report shows 27% of local adults are obese, 32% of kids live in single-parent households

Yellowstone County is a less healthy place to live than it was last year, two years ago and even three years ago, according to the 2014 County Health Rankings, one of the most reputable rankings in the nation.

April 04, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Why health rankings matter

High school sports team rankings. Pre-season coaches’ polls. College and university rankings. Rankings draw our attention, pique our interest and often raise our awareness of issues. They may tempt us to rally around a sports team or delve into a complex subject.

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Guest opinion: More community work needed to protect Montanans' health

As we enter vacation season, it’s a good time to talk about road maps. When we leave on a trip, they keep us headed in the right direction.

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Northwest counties among healthiest in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Residents of northwestern Wyoming are among the healthiest in the state, newly released county rankings show.

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Health officials explore how cross-jurisdictional sharing can lead to greater efficiency

RiverStone Health has received a $125,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore how cross-jurisdictional sharing might help it fulfill its mission of improving life, health and safety by protecting and promoting the health of the community.

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Report shows Montana scores poorly on health emergency preparedness

Report shows Montana scores poorly on health emergency preparedness

Montana has persistent gaps in its ability to respond to health emergencies, making it one of the poorest-performing states in the nation, according to a national report released Wednesday.

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Report: Half of Wyoming could be obese by 2030

CASPER, Wyo. -- More than half of Wyoming’s adult population could be obese by 2030, with associated health care costs rising by nearly 16 percent, a new study shows.

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Gazette opinion: Americans ought to heed weighty warning

If current trends continue, more than half of adults in Wyoming and Montana will be obese by 2030. In other words, by the time today’s 18-year-olds are 36 years old, 57 percent of Wyomingites and 54 percent of Montanans would be obese — not just overweight.

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Advocates: Montana, Wyoming obesity rates to pass 50 percent

A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese — not merely overweight, but obese.

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Ups and Downs:

Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.

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Montanans serve — and are uninsured — in high numbers

Montanans serve — and are uninsured — in high numbers

Jessica Vander Vos Bennett, who spent four years in the U.S. Army training in Kuwait and in combat in Iraq, is unemployed, uninsured and cannot afford medical care. She is one of more than 9,000 Montana veterans who are uninsured, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Uninsured soldier

Uninsured soldier

Jessica Vander Vos Bennett, 29, served in the U.S. Army from 2001 to 2005. She trained in Kuwait and engaged in combat in Iraq. She is one of more than 9,000 veterans in Montana who is uninsured.

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Jessica Vander Vos Bennett

Jessica Vander Vos Bennett

Jessica Vander Vos Bennett, 29, served in the U.S. Army from 2001 to 2005. She trained in Kuwait and engaged in combat in Iraq. She is one of more than 9,000 veterans in Montana who is uninsured.

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Soldier and mother

Soldier and mother

Jessica Vander Vos Bennett, 29, and her husband, Tom Bennett, pose for a family holiday portrait on Jan. 1. 2010. The children left to right are Abby, 6, Hunter, 5, and Andrew, 2. Vander Vos Bennett served in the U.S. Army from 2001 to 2005. She trained in Kuwait and engaged in combat in Ira…

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Jessica Vander Vos Bennett

Jessica Vander Vos Bennett

Jessica Vander Vos Bennett, 29, served in the U.S. Army from 2001 to 2005. She trained in Kuwait and engaged in combat in Iraq. She is one of more than 9,000 veterans in Montana who is uninsured.

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Montana has 2nd highest rate of injury deaths in nation

Montana had the second-highest rate of injury-related deaths in the nation, with 86.5 per 100,000 people, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Montana adults see access to health care decrease over past decade

Montana adults see access to health care decrease over past decade

The ability of adults to obtain basic health care services in the United States has declined in nearly every state over the past decade, even for those who have health insurance -- and Montana is no exception, according to a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

May 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Teton County is Wyoming's healthiest place to live

JACKSON, Wyo. — A national report ranks Teton County the healthiest county in Wyoming once again.

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Teton County tops health study

For the second year in a row, Teton County has been ranked the healthiest county in Wyoming, according to a newly released national health institute report.

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