Our state doesn't score too well on the brain index. America's 2011 Brain Health Index is out and it ain't pretty.


While Maryland and the District of Columbia ranked in the top two, Louisiana and Mississippi are numbers 50 and 51 on the index.
Out of 51, Louisiana ranked 50th in diet, 46th in physical health, 47th in mental health and 4th in social well-being with an overall rating of 50th. Louisiana health experts say this index should cause residents to take action.  The message is that we need to take much better care of our health.