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The Health of Iowans

Health Care Trends and Issues – October 2016

A new report, The Health of Iowans, released by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield identified obesity as a common, underlying factor that contributes to the most costly conditions among its members in Iowa. Obesity rates have drastically increased over the past 25 years — so much so that if obesity was a contagious disease, it would be considered an epidemic both in Iowa and across the country.
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