2014 Health Rankings Shows Improved NJ Health

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New Jersey is getting healthier, according to a report released yesterday from the United Health Foundation.
Their report, titled 2014 America’s Health Rankings, places the Garden State as the 11th healthiest state in the country, a huge leap from its lowest rank of 25th over the past 25 years.
The report highlights the low number of smokers in the state, the small amount of infectious diseases, a lower infant mortality rate, and a reduced number of cardiovascular deaths. While smoking decreased by 9 percent over the past year, one area of concern is the increase of obesity in the past two years, which jumped 11 percent.