The annual Health of Women and Children report finds Indiana is making some progress but still lags behind on many measures.
The enhanced website from the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana focuses on four core health measures that many Hoosiers fall short on.
Indiana moves up a spot in health rankings but death from drug overdoses are up 7 percent.
An annual report from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks Indiana 10th worst for obesity. It was 15th last year.
The findings indicate policies to reduce the number of fast food places or even open more markets will not likely reduce obesity.
The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana says reducing smoking became their first priority because it is linked to many other health problems.
According to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health, nearly one-third of all Hoosiers are obese.
The research shows about 75 percent of obese white women have friends who encourage them to lose weight, whereas no black women reported having that support.
The research found that a new treatment combining three hormones into a single molecule can help lower blood sugar levels and address excess body weight.
A new research center at Purdue University hopes to decrease obesity rates in impoverished areas.