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Obesity, mental health among concerns in Washington County study


While AIDS prevention was the focus of health studies in Washington County in the 1990s, the focus has shifted to obesity, mental health and chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

A new survey revealed the leading cause of death in Washington County is still cancer, followed by heart disease, Alzheimer’s and stroke.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota. Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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