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The American Nations, health lifestyles, COVID-19 and life expectancy

NEWPORT, R.I. (July 9) – A series of newly published studies reveal significant differences between U.S. regions in various measures of health and healthy lifestyles, life expectancy, and COVID-19 infection, vaccination… Read more »

Voter turnout and health outcomes are interrelated and vary by region, according to latest research from Nationhood Lab collaboration

April 3, 2023 NEWPORT, RI  – Voter participation and health outcomes in the United States are interrelated, according to a new academic paper in the journal The Lancet Regional Health… Read more »

The geography of disability and the American Nations

Over at Nationhood Lab, the research project and data journalism portal I lead at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center, I write about research we recently published in the Journal of… Read more »

On the Geography of U.S. Life Expectancy for Politico

Over at Nationhood Lab — the project I founded at the Pell Center — we recently produced an American Nations-driven analysis of the regional geography of U.S. life expectancy wherein… Read more »

Obesity, diabetes, inactivity and the American Nations

July 27 2023 NEWPORT, R.I. – Newly published research reveals stark differences between U.S. regions in the prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and physical inactivity, as well as access to exercise… Read more »

AP: Nationhood Lab director discusses how U.S. national myths reinforce the loneliness epidemic

  Nationhood Lab Director Colin Woodard, a historian of the U.S. regionalism and nationhood development, recently discussed with the Associated Press how some of our most powerful national myths contribute… Read more »

A Covid-19 story in Maine gets results

In the reporter’s fantasy version of how the world works a journalist writes a story, the governor reads it, calls the White House, and solves the problem. Never happens. Except… Read more »

How Maine became a Covid-19 hotspot

Maine and northern New England have been among the safest places in the United States for most of the pandemic, with low case rates, per capita hospitalizations and deaths. But… Read more »

The American Nations and the Geography of Covid-19 Vaccinations

  As the delta variant has overtaken the United States, refilling hospital intensive care units and killing many thousands of each week, Americans are once again seeing the profound effects… Read more »

Delta variant drives Maine Covid inpatients into ICUs

The state of Maine’s official tally of confirmed delta variant Covid-19 cases has stood at 4 for weeks. But in just over a week, a new type of test being… Read more »