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Healthy eating can create wellness


April 12, 2016


The leading causes of death in Linn County are Heart Disease and Cancer. “Linn County is ranked 23rd out of 33 Oregon Counties for mortality measures,” per the Linn County Department of Health Services 2013-14 annual plan report.

These are premature deaths (before age 75). The top adult chronic diseases are arthritis, asthma, heart attack, coronary hearth disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, all of which are diet and lifestyle related.

I have been waiting for someone or some organization in Sweet Home to start a program to get our citizens, es...

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