health http://northernpublicradio.org en How Healthy Is Your County? Check Out This Interactive Survey http://northernpublicradio.org/post/how-healthy-your-county-check-out-interactive-survey <p>Four counties in northern Illinois are ranked among the healthiest 20 of the state's 102 counties.</p><p>That's according to a survey conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It allows you to measure health outcomes and factors in every U.S. county. It also lets you compare data from one county to another.</p><p>For example, if you wanted to know the number of primary care physicians per resident, there's an answer. By the way, the ratio for DeKalb County is 1 doctor per 2,910 residents. For Winnebago County it's 1 per 1,367 residents.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:34:53 +0000 Dan Klefstad 45126 at http://northernpublicradio.org How Healthy Is Your County? Check Out This Interactive Survey Area counties top annual Health Rankings list http://northernpublicradio.org/post/area-counties-top-annual-health-rankings-list <p>Northern Illinois county Health Outcomes rankings ranged from 1 to 73 out of 102 counties in the state in the Third Annual County Health Rankings released Tuesday. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:18:31 +0000 Victor Yehling 9554 at http://northernpublicradio.org New Evidence Links Life in the Womb and Obesity http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-evidence-links-life-womb-and-obesity <p>New evidence suggests environmental factors in the womb could lead to&nbsp; increased body weight in later years. The research appears&nbsp; in the journal Plos One.&nbsp; Scientists found changes around the DNA at birth which may result from a mother&#39;s diet or exposure to pollution or stress. These changes were linked to a higher Body Mass Index in children around the age of nine.</p><p>Full Story from BBC News: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17234033 " target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17234033</a></p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:18:35 +0000 WNIJ 8529 at http://northernpublicradio.org