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    Bottom 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.

     

     

    8. Newark, NJ

    Brian Cohen, OD

    Cities in New Jersey such as Newark, Camden, and Trenton have large percentages of its population living at or below the poverty level. This leads to many patients relying on government-assisted medical insurance. With these coverages, many times there is a limited number of healthcare providers accepting these insurance plans.

    Medical care and healthy living can be luxuries that patients in these areas can't always afford or do not prioritized. After practicing in Trenton for 15 years, I've seen many people visit their doctor with end-stage disease with what should have been very treatable or preventable if caught earlier.

    Up next: Toledo, OH

    Giovanni Castelli
    Giovanni Castelli is the content specialist for Optometry Times. He is a 2014 graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in ...

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