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Oregon's Chronic Disease Problem

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Oregon's Chronic Disease Problem

Oregonians are known for loving the outdoors. But that doesn't necessarily mean we're healthy. By some measures, Oregon is one of the least health states in the West.

Chronic diseases such a diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure are the leading cause of death in Oregon and cost Oregonians more than $8 billion dollars each year in medical costs.

Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ryan Haas has produced this four-part series that looks at the human and financial costs of Oregon's chronic disease problem, and looks at some solutions.