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Initiative addresses community health risks concerns

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Resources to be published monthly in ‘Examiner’

Mary Rutan Hospital kicks off its community health risks campaign Saturday with an ad on the back page of the Bellefontaine Examiner.

The Healthy Habits ... Healthy You focus is in response to last year’s Health Risk and Community Needs Assessment for Logan County which revealed that more than 34 percent of respondents were identified as overweight or obese based on body mass index calculations for reported heights and weights.

This number is above state and national findings at 29.7 percent and 27.8 percent respectively. In addition, the assessment revealed concern by respondents about high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

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