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Hawaii is named the healthiest state for a third straight year

Hawaii is once again the healthiest state in the United States, according to the latest America’s Health Rankings. This is despite the fact that the state’s diabetes rate has doubled in the past 15 years. “Our state is facing an epidemic of obesity and diabetes type 2 that is preventable, and costly to our health and pocket books,” Virginia Pressler, Hawaii’s director of health, said in a press release for a recent chronic disease symposium But Hawaii as a whole still has a lower prevalence of obesity compared to other states, as well as fewer preventable hospitalizations, and better mental health.

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Hawaii is named the healthiest state for a third straight year

Hawaii is once again the healthiest state in the United States, according to the latest America’s Health Rankings. This is despite the fact that the state’s diabetes rate has doubled in the past 15 years. “Our state is facing an epidemic of obesity and diabetes type 2 that is preventable, and costly to our health and pocket books,” Virginia Pressler, Hawaii’s director of health, said in a press release for a recent chronic disease symposium But Hawaii as a whole still has a lower prevalence of obesity compared to other states, as well as fewer preventable hospitalizations, and better mental health.

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