Checking on Saint John's vital signs Published Wednesday October 7th, 2009

Study: Report's authors say progress has been made, but their are still some worrisome trends
Vital Signs committee chairperson Sara Mudge speaks to the media after the launch of the report on Tuesday

A shortage of beds in nursing homes and shelters, an increasing lung-cancer rate - especially in men - and a rise in obesity are the areas of concern identified by this year's Vital Signs report.