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Hawaii named healthiest state, Louisiana ranks last in new report

Hawaii now ranks as the healthiest state in America, beating out Massachusetts to return to the top spot in a new report by the United Health Foundation, a nonprofit division of UnitedHealth Group, which also owns the insurance company United Healthcare and Optum. Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Utah are the five healthiest states of… Read More »

Louisiana investigating hepatitis A outbreak: What you should know

The Louisiana Office of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of 25 cases of hepatitis A infections, most of which are concentrated in the state capital of Baton Rouge. Louisiana is the 15th state to declare an ongoing outbreak of the virus, which causes liver disease and is highly contagious, but also preventable with vaccination.… Read More »