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Harford fourth worst in state for healthy weight; tobacco, alcohol still problems
Harford fourth worst in state for healthy weight; tobacco, alcohol still problems

Harford County continues to rank worse than the rest of the state in several health factors, including high drug-use rates and deaths from cancers caused by poor lifestyles, the county's health officer said. Although Harford ranked better than the state average in many health indicators, such as teen birth rates and uninsured emergency visits, the county is still struggling with 15 of 39 measures identified by the 2015 State Health Improvement Process data, health officer Susan Kelly told the County Council in her regular report Tuesday night. Harford is the fourth worst county for the number of adults at a healthy weight in the state, with fewer than 29 percent of adults at a...

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