A report published in the May 25 issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report supports a long held connections between higher stroke rates and the U.S. South.
States with the highest rates of stroke include South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and Nevada.
Those with the lowest rates include New York, Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the New England states.
Higher obesity, hypertension and smoking rates in the south may be in part responsible.
Bill Davenhall highlights Critigen's iPad health app called Health Indicators, realeased May 22, which uses Esri tech.
The Boston National Public Radio station, WBUR (mine!) is crowdsourcing a map of residents of Lincoln, MA who have had or probably had Lyme disease. This is an experiment on its CommonHealth Blog.