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Californians getting healthier, county-by-county data show
Sacramento Bee

Californians appear to be getting healthier in many respects, with drops in deaths attributable to cancer and many other major illnesses, as well as homicide and auto accidents, a new statistical report from the state Department of Public Health indicates. However, the state also is seeing an uptick in deaths from Alzheimer’s disease, as well as suicide and chronic liver disease. The report covers three years — 2009-2011 — with comparisons to 2006-2008.