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How Healthy Is Your State? The Disparities Are Stark

Massachusetts is the healthiest state, while Mississippi ranks last.

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Massachusetts is the healthiest state to live this year, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation. The report ranks states on 35 factors that impact health, from vaccination levels and infant mortality rates to environmental pollution and poverty levels. The analysis also pinpoints public health challenges nationwide. One particularly troubling trend: The rate…

Megan Thielking reports for STAT.