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‘The Shape We’re In’: An Introduction

West Virginia leads the nation in diabetes, heart attacks and obesity. One in four West Virginia 11-year-olds has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. One in five kindergartners is obese.

As one public health official said, “This is a public health emergency.” Learn about the problem, meet people who are trying to bring those numbers down, and learn what you can do. This ongoing Charleston Gazette series is supported by a Dennis Hunt fellowship administered by the Annenberg Foundation at the University of Southern California.

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