Report Shows Americans Getting (a Little) Healthier

A new report shows Americans are getting better at smoking less, exercising more and reducing deaths from heart disease, but the past year has also brought an alarming rise in the rate of drug deaths, obesity and diabetes. The 26th annual America’s Health Rankings by the United Health Foundation found a 4 percent jump in drug-related deaths, both from illegal and prescription drug abuse, and an obesity rate that has more than doubled in the past 15 years. Get discounts …

The Takeaway: Active Retirees Drawn To College Towns; America’s Healthiest (And Unhealthiest) States

The college campuses and towns of the not-so-distant future are likely to be filled with more seniors than ever before””and we’re not talking about upperclassmen. And the United Health Foundation has just released its 2011 rankings of America’s healthiest and unhealthiest states.