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6 hrs ago | Business Journal

How many previously uninsured Americans got health coverage?

In the first snapshot of how many previously uninsured Americans have gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act, new research puts the figure at 5.4 million.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Medicaid, Health, California Government, California

12 hrs ago | Dairy Foods

Food manufacturers see success with lower calorie dairy products

When you provide consumers with great choices in the marketplace, it turns out they really do go for the more nutritious option.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KOTA-TV Rapid City

South Dakota children's health coverage on the rise

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report, which is based from the American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, says the decline of uninsured children in the state fairs with the national average.

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Related Topix: South Dakota, Charitable Organizations, Oglala, SD, Rapid City, SD

Visalia Times-Delta

Study: County among unhealthiest in state

Statistically, Tulare County's residents are less educated, smoke more, exercise less, weigh more and die younger than people in most other California counties, according to the 2014 county health rankings compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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Related Topix: Tulare County, CA, Mathematics, Science, California, Charitable Organizations, Visalia, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Antigo Daily Journal

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Langlade County ranks high for physical environment, but rather dismal for health behaviors and social and economic factors, according to the annual County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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MLive.com

Saginaw County has the worst diet and exercise habits in Michigan, reports says

Jon McGrandy's business is fitness, and he isn't surprised a new study ranks Saginaw County as one of the most unhealthy counties in Michigan.

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Related Topix: Saginaw County, MI, Michigan, Charitable Organizations, Keweenaw County, MI, Saginaw, MI

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Gardner News and The Spring Hill ...

Johnson County ranked healthiest in Kansas for second year in a row

Johnson County was named the healthiest county in the state of Kansas for the second straight year, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute .

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Business Journal

Study: More NM kids insured; nearly half rely on public coverage

The percentage of New Mexico children without health insurance dropped by nearly 5 percentage points between 2008 and 2012, and the entire decrease is due to enrollment in public health insurance plans, according to a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Family, Kids, Charitable Organizations

Insight News

Minnesota has some of nation's worst racial, geographic health disparities

Carver county ranks healthiest in Minnesota and Mahnomen is the least healthy county in the state, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings , released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute .

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Carver County, MN, Mahnomen, MN, Charitable Organizations, Carver, MN, Waseca, MN

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Report: More children in SD have insurance

The percentage of children in South Dakota without health insurance more than halved between 2008 and 2012, according to a national report released Thursday.

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Related Topix: South Dakota, South Dakota Government, Health Insurance, Health, 9, Charitable Organizations

The Modesto Bee

Report: More Utah kids have health insurance

Recently compiled data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation show the percentage of Utah children with health insurance climbed about two-and-a-half percentage points from 2008 to 2012.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Charitable Organizations, Modesto, CA

MLive.com

9 Michigan health rankings: Which counties are best or worst for smoking, teen births, injury deaths

Muskegon County had Michigan's highest teen birth rate, Washtenaw County had the fewest smokers and Genesee had one of the most physically inactive populations.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Muskegon County, MI, Washtenaw County, MI, Charitable Organizations, Ottawa County, MI, Keweenaw County, MI

Daily Record

Study: Fewer N.J. kids uninsured

Despite the recession and slow economic recovery, the number of New Jersey children without health insurance dropped from 7.2 percent in 2008 to 5.4 percent in 2012, according to a report released today by a research group.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Health Insurance, Health, Charitable Organizations, Pediatrics, Medicine, Neptune, NJ, Medicaid

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

A child in October 2009 receives the H1N1 flu vaccine at a Noblesville High School clinic.

The share of Indiana's children with health insurance has grown in recent years, as gains in public programs have offset the number of kids who no longer have coverage through private plans, according to a report being released Thursday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Medicine, Influenza, Health, Indiana, Health Insurance, Family, Kids, Charitable Organizations

HealthLawProf Blog

Guest Blogger Professor Mary Crossley: The Rankings are Here

No, not those rankings that law professors love to hate, the rankings published by the magazine that shall not be named.

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The Star Online

How healthy are we?

"We identify those in our community assessments," she said. "And then we work to see what we have available around that issue, and try to provide some programming and educational materials for the public.

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Jacksonville Daily News

Study: Onslow County 24th healthiest county in state

According to the County Health Rankings Report conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin, the county is ranked 24th in overall health outcomes, which include the percentage of children born with low birthweight and premature death, and is ranked 19th in overall health factors, which include adult obesity, ... (more)

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Business Journal

ACA, Medicaid help lower percentage of uninsured

The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion have helped lower the percentage of U.S. adults who don't have health insurance, according to a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, Charitable Organizations, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Adweek

Vox Launches Explainer News Site

The Ezra Klein-led venture officially launched late Sunday night, promising to give readers a better way to "understand the news."

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

County Ranks Near Bottom In Heal...

Efforts to make Chautauqua County healthier are nothing new, but may be emphasized after recent reports placed the county among the worst in terms of state health rankings.

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Related Topix: Chautauqua County, NY, Charitable Organizations, Smoking, Medicine

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