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California health report card shows lower rates for most diseases
Southern California Public Radio

California is reporting statewide improvements in key public health measures, including rates for many chronic diseases, sexually-transmitted infections, motor vehicle crashes and accidental deaths, according to the County Health Status Profiles 2013 report released today.

Overall, the 20th annual report shows a statewide drop in the rate of most illnesses, including all cancers, heart disease, stroke and diabetes from 2009-2011, compared with 2006-2008.

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