Learn more about the issues affecting Iowans and South Dakotans.
The Health of Iowans and South Dakotans
Health Care Trends and Issues
The Health of Iowans and South Dakotans, released by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield identified obesity as a common, underlying factor that contributes to the most costly conditions among our members. 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 South Dakota and across the country.
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