State ranked 14th for health of seniors

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The health of Wisconsin seniors has been ranked 14th out of U.S. states in the latest America’s Health Rankings report from the United Health Foundation. 

That’s compared to 10th in the report from 2019, the last report in which the foundation ranked states for the health of seniors. 

Some of the state’s strengths include relatively low prevalence of “frequent mental distress,” a high pneumonia vaccination rate and low prevalence of insufficient sleep. 

But at the same time, seniors in Wisconsin have a high prevalence of excessive drinking, low cancer screening rates, and a hi...

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