Health statistics released by in Ingham County health officials show improvement in some areas and a struggle in others. Teen pregnancy is down, but low birth weight is up. Fewer smokers are lighting up, but many residents are still binge drinking a few times a month.
Ingham County health officials are working hard to find ways to prevent premature death, and 51 percent of that prevention comes from lifestyle choices. They include smoking, drinking, exercising, and eating right. The Ingham County health department hopes to create more awareness about making right choices for a healthier, longer life.