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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Minnesota is the Healthiest State for 4th Straight Year

What can I say? Despite the harsh, cold winters (and the searingly hot summers, don't forget those--we aren't camping out in igloos year-round), this is a fine state in which to live, and I'm proud and grateful that Minnesota was listed as the healthiest state for the fourth straight year.

And by the way, "Kansas was also noteworthy for a low rate of uninsured, smoking and incidence of infectious disease, the report said."

However, the United States lags globally among other developed nations. When are we going to do something about this? Isn't it embarassing? Doesn't this concern people? I want all Americans to enjoy the quality of life that we have here in Minnesota, and I want to see things improve here as well.

You can view the rankings here.

6 Comments:

Blogger JanieBelle said...

It's all that belly dancing going on up there.

December 06, 2006 9:07 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

You ain't kidding!

Minneapolis is stuffed with belly dancers. They're oozing up from between the boards, falling from the sky, and pressing up against the windows! ;-) It's a good thing that I don't try to support myself by dancing professionally because the competition is fierce.

Bozeman, MT is also a belly dancer bonanza, I hear. Just an intriguing tidbit.

December 07, 2006 8:50 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

So [I’m entering teachers’ names into a database for our broadcast e-mail] who the hell names their kid “Belly”? Are you kidding me? “Belly” Anderson! Is this some kind of a joke? And her e-mail is “boo@____” What? That’s sick.

Oh, Becky! Becky! Of course. D’oh.

Yeesh. Minnesota penmanship.

December 07, 2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Oh, that's funny!

Thanks for sharing...

December 10, 2006 10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

see any correlation between health ranking and

http://www.statemaster.com/red/graph/peo_tot_bla_pop_percap-total-black-population-per-capita&nofb=1

December 11, 2006 2:57 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

see any correlation between health ranking and hotlink

Oh, wow. I didn't think of that.
*Hangs head.*

Dist. of Columbia is first, but then Mississippi and Louisiana, two of the unhealthiest states.
That's terrible.

But as I said, I want the same for everybody. Economics is tied to health; race and class are tied to health. It's a good point and thank you, Anonymous.

December 11, 2006 9:54 AM  

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