The United Health Foundation recently released their first-ever comprehensive report on the health of America’s senior population. According to a statement from the authors Reed Tuckson, MD and Rhonda Randall, DO , ’The report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health rankings on both national and state levels, and it comes at a critical time. Americans are living longer but sicker lives, and America’s senior population is poised to grow 53 percent between 2015 and 2030.’ This fascinating report ranks each state by the incidence of several factors, including obesity, physical inactivity, low-care nursing, and food insecurity. The United Health Foundation, a...
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Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco