Medora, KS Health


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Medora, KS is a small town with a population of about 500 people. Despite its size, the area is served by two local hospitals and several medical facilities offering comprehensive health services. The hospitals provide emergency care as well as regular checkups and screenings for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. There are also physical therapy centers and specialty clinics available for patients in need of specialized care. In addition to the health care centers, the city also offers numerous community health programs and wellness initiatives that aim to promote healthier lifestyles among the citizens of Medora. The local public library provides health-related books and media to help residents stay informed on current topics regarding their own wellbeing. With all these resources available, it's clear that Medora takes its citizens' health seriously.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 173 physicians per 100,000 population in Medora. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Medora area is 97.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

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Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Medora area is 31 (100=best). The US average is 55.

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Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Medora area is 44 (100=best). The US average is 87.

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The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Medora commutes 17.5 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Medora area is 76 (100=best). The US average is 58.

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This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Air Quality Health Risk
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