Minnesota Is The Healthiest State and Illinois Most Improved

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Americans' overall health improves slightly from last year, but rate of improvement has leveled off since 2000.

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Minnesota, Vermont and New Hampshire remain nation's healthiest states; Louisiana and Mississippi rank as least-healthy states

For the first time, the report incorporates state-specific analysis of quality of medical care delivery versus costs as part of a comprehensive picture of overall health; data indicates inverse relationship between cost and quality

Americans as a whole are only 0.3 percent healthier than they were at this time last year, according to the 17th annual edition of America's Health Rankings: A Call to Action for People & Their Communities

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