Monday, January 26, 2009
Rise in Stress: Poor Health Habits
In the Boston Globe Sunday paper, an article reports on the consequences of the poor economy on health. Doctors and hospitals are reporting patients picking up bad habits they once had kicked, foregoing screening, and higher levels of stress. They are blaming it on the economy. Massachusetts health status in 2008 was third. Kentucky's health status improved from 43rd in 2007 to 37th in 2008. If Massachusetts is seeing this trend, what is the trend for Kentuckians?