By WENDY HOLDREN
PIPESTEM, W.Va. — A West Virginia University health economics professor is urging West Virginia to change its culture, to emphasize health, in order to reshape the state’s economy.
Dr. Lindsay Allen, a WVU assistant professor of health economics and health policy, said while many of the stereotypes about West Virginia are harmful, they’re oftentimes rooted in truth.
West Virginia ranks worst in the nation for obesity, diabetes, hypertension and smoking rates.
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