Appalachian health

Tobacco Use Among High School Students is Skyrocketting. The Likely Culprit is E-Cigarettes.

In one year, from 2017 to 2018, tobacco usage among American youth skyrocketed by almost 40 percent. The culprit? E-cigarettes.  The trend reverses decades of public health efforts to combat tobacco consumption, which alarms people like Mercer County Commissioner Greg Puckett.  At his office, Puckett pulls out a box filled with tobacco […]

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2019 County Health Rankings Cite Housing as a Foundation for a Healthier Future

Healthy living begins in the home. Secure, affordable housing is critical to living long and well. That’s according to the recently released 2019 annual County Health Rankings, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the […]

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