The nation's heaviest states of 2011 are Mississippi, Louisiana, and W. Virginia. But in the thinnest states, more people report eating five fruit and veggie servings a day and report getting more exercise.
The new crisis in Mexico isn't the drug war or a plunge in the peso. It's eggs. An avian flu epidemic has led to fewer, more expensive eggs — serious business in a country that eats more eggs, per capita, than any other nation in the world.
The cost of deciphering a person's genetic code has dropped faster than the price of flat-screen TVs. But some experts are concerned that access to genomic information could stoke fears and invade privacy.
After they are released, former prisoners often don't have jobs or health insurance. The federal health law's Medicaid expansion could change that soon, though. Some states and the District of Columbia are getting a head start.
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