Smoking, drinking among retirees has health fallout

Mariposa ranked 31st in state for senior wellness

Mariposa County residents tend to be more independent, less apt to turn to the government for help and less likely to run to a doctor for every little thing than the rest of California.
But those independent ways can have a detrimental effect on health, especially in senior citizens.
In a recent study of seniors throughout the state of California, Mariposa County seniors are a bit above the state average in a number of categories.
The annual America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, don...

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