Mixed findings for Florida from national health report

MIRAMAR, Fla. – A newly released national study is providing details about healthcare issues facing women and children in our state.

Dr. Danielle Madril, CEO of United Healthcare Group in South Florida, said the report showed the Sunshine State ranked 47th for access to clinical care for women and 45th for children.

“I think the best thing for us is to take the data the America’s health rankings has shown us and really mine down on the local level, what we need to do in our state, maybe even our own communities”, Madril said.

On the plus side, Madril said the survey showed children in Florida had lower rates of depression and anxiety than the national average.

For full details on the report, click on this link.

And a study released today links variations in sleep habits with a greater risk of negative health impacts.

The report, published in JAMA Open Network, found that between 2017 and 2020, U.S. adults slept longer hours on ‘free days’ than workdays.

People also went to bed later and got up later on free days.

During that period, high percentages of those studied experienced long term sleep deprivation, chronic social jet lag and frequent sleep disturbances.

Researchers said the findings support the need to further investigate approaches to optimize overall U.S. sleep health.

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