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March 26, 2014

Health study ranks county poorly

CUMBERLAND — Allegany County is one of the least healthy counties in the state of Maryland and the nation, according to a study just released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Overall, Allegany County ranks 22nd of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, including Baltimore City. Baltimore City and Caroline County are the only two jurisdictions in Maryland ranked lower by the study. Allegany County ranks next to last, ahead of only Baltimore City, in the study’s quality of life ranking. Garrett County ranks 15th overall and 18th for quality of life in the study.

Look for a full story in an upcoming edition of the Times-News.

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