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Survey ranks L.A. County behind Orange, Ventura in health outcomes

According to a national survey, new data shows that Los Angeles County ranks 26th best in health outcomes when compared with California's 57 other counties. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their annual county health rankings this week, which use a variety of factors -- including diet, exercise, violent crime, access to care, housing, transit and education -- to measure health across the country.  In this year's rankings, L.A. County did better than the state average for premature deaths, but its overall health outcome score -- which considers length and quality of life -- was...