Data assessing the following variables were collected from the Center for Disease Control’s analysis of the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System annual telephone survey: number of visits to the doctor, binge drinking episodes, smoking rates, and obesity rates. All calculated means are age-adjusted for each city. Only the largest 500 U.S. cities were evaluated.

The number of licensed dairy farms in Wisconsin dropped to a new, all-time low of 8,372 as of September 2018, according to the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The new NAFTA – now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or MCA – agreed to this month should help, but dairy-farm organizations expect the downward trend to continue.

Crime and Courts

LYONS — While positive identification is still months away, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said bones found on a Sodus farm last week are likely those of 14-month-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, who police and others have been looking for since May.

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Health Care

It’s right around the corner. That’s right — flu season. And like clockwork, the familiar muscle aches, coughs, chills, headaches, runny noses, sneezes and sore throats return, too. With the kids back in school, there’s also a much greater chance that they could catch a bug and bring it home to share with the rest of the family.

It’s said that a positive attitude is essential to health and wellness. Keeping a positive attitude in the face of great obstacles — tragedy, anger, violence, illness or hardship — is life’s toughest challenge. Hank Commodore has a simple, unfailing solution: Humble yourself with wisdom, and practice love and kindness to humankind.

Hair loss (or alopecia) for a woman can be emotionally painful. While some men with no hair are considered handsome, this is not the case for women whom often perceive their hair as part of their physical identity. Losing it can be distressing. And yet, according to the American Academy of Dermatology 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40.

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