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Mississippi Among Top Seven States in Adult Obesity Prevalence

Mississippi is one of seven states with adult obesity prevalence of 35 percent or higher, data released Wednesday by CDC shows. The states that reported the highest obesity prevalence were: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. This is up from five states in 2016. Five years ago,…

STD Increases Nationally Raise Concerns

A record number of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis cases were diagnosed in the United States in 2017. Nearly 2.3 million cases of those STDs were diagnosed last year, the preliminary CDC data shows. This marked the fourth consecutive year of sharp increases in these sexually transmitted diseases, the CDC reports.…