AUSTIN (KXAN) - Once again Austin has made a top-10 list and this one puts Women's Health at the forefront.
In a recent Women's health study researchers compiled data on 38-measures of health and well being. The team measured access to medical care, cancer and obesity rates as well as longevity.
The study also looked at lifestyle factors including nutrition, unemployment, happiness and fitness using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Census and the American Cancer Society.
The data was used to establish an overall health score, each city was ranked in the top 10 or least healthy bottom 10 for a total of 100 cities.
Austin ranked eight on the list, just under Seattle Washington, which ranked at number seven. The top healthiest city was San Francisco, California. The worst city on the list was Birmingham, Alabama.
Women's Health study
1 San Francisco, CA (healthiest city)
2 Salt Lake City, UT
3 San Jose, CA
4 Boise City, ID
5 Burlington, VT
6 Minneapolis, MN
7 Seattle, WA
8 Austin, TX
9 St. Paul, MN
10 Portland, ME
91 Detroit, MI
92 St. Louis, MO
93 Tulsa, OK
94 Jackson, MS
95 Indianapolis, IN
96 Cleveland, OH
97 Memphis, TN
98 Toledo, OH
99 Philadelphia, PA
100 Birmingham, AL (unhealthiest city)
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
A 55-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash just after midnight Monday morning near Lakeway.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.