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Florida is Less Healthy Than Most States

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has made progress in some health areas over the years. Other health issues, however, have proven more challenging and some have even worsened considerably. Health outcomes differ widely across states, and the likelihood of living a healthy life largely […]

Life Expectancy In Orlando On Par With Nation

Average life expectancy at birth in the United States is 78.5 years. However, the range of life expectancy across the country is nearly 10 years and depends largely on the city. In the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL metro area, life expectancy is 79.2 years at birth, greater than the average life expectancy nationwide. Across Florida, life expectancy […]

Tallahassee is the Drunkest City in Florida

Alcohol abuse cost the United States $250 billion in 2010, according to a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These costs include health care expenses associated with alcohol consumption as well as estimated lost productivity. Binge drinking was related to three-quarters of the total cost. Residents of different states report different […]

Orlando Residents Less Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 16.2% of adults in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area smoke, lower than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 17.6% statewide smoking rate. The Orlando smoking rate is the eighth lowest in Florida. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United […]

Miami is Among the Top 20% of Cities Where Health Insurance Coverage is Soaring

Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, millions of Americans have gained health insurance coverage. The national uninsured rate declined from 16.3% in 2010 to 9.1% in 2015 — the first time in U.S. history more than 90% of Americans have had health insurance. The vast majority of U.S. metropolitan areas reported an […]

Florida Has Fewer McDonald’s Than Most States

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is the largest fast-food hamburger chain in America with nearly 16,000 locations nationwide. In areas that have the most McDonald’s per capita, the population tends to have higher rates of obesity and heart disease. While a direct connection cannot be made between McDonald’s and negative health outcomes, areas with clusters of fast-food […]

Florida is the 13th Best State for Healthy Retirement

The number of senior citizens living in the United States is expected to double in the next 25 years. The aging baby boom generation and improved medical technology will lead to significant increased demand for health care, palliative care, and other industries specifically tailored to the aging population. Some states are likely better prepared than […]

Orlando’s Health Insurance Coverage is Among the Top 10% in America

When compared to European countries and other developed nations such as New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, The United States stands out as the only nation without a publicly financed universal health care system. Around one third of U.S. residents are covered by public programs, namely Medicaid and Medicare. Including private coverage, 88.3% of Americans have […]

Florida is Among the States With the Most Skin Cancer

An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Diagnosis rates of melanoma — one of the most common and deadly forms of skin cancer — doubled in the United States between 1982 and 2011. Meanwhile, skin cancer treatment cost Americans $8.1 billion a year from 2007 to 2011, more than […]

Florida Has a Lower Smoking Rate Than Most States

In 1964, the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health linked for the first time smoking and adverse health outcomes. The pivotal report aimed to shift public opinion on smoking by identifying the dangers of tobacco use. The smoking rate in the United States has fallen precipitously in the last 50 years, dropping from 42.4% […]

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