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Officials: States’ obesity rates hit all-time highs

Washington — The number of states with high obesity among residents has nearly doubled since 2018, according to new data Wednesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 16 states that had adult obesity rates of at least 35% last year, with Iowa, Ohio, Delaware ...

Occupational therapy helps patients get back to their everyday lives

If you’ve ever broken your wrist or had a nerve or brain injury, your doctor may have prescribed a course of occupational therapy. But don’t let the name fool you — occupational therapy isn’t just meant to get people back to work. Occupational therapy is used to help people become ...

Rural suicide rates rising in Kansas — and solutions won’t be easy

Hays — Kyle Carlin understands firsthand how hard a mental health crisis can hit in rural Kansas. He dealt with depression starting as a teenager. It eventually led him to attempt suicide. But he didn’t think about seeking counseling until he was preparing to leave the Army Reserve in ...