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Washington ranks 14th among states in the 2019 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report by the United Health Foundation, moving up two spots from its place in the 2018 rankings. Contributing to the improvement is a decrease in the number of 65-plus adults who smoke. The news isn’t all good. The report also finds a major challenge facing seniors’ health in Washington is depression, with the percentage of depressed 65-plus adults increasing from 12 percent to 19 percent in the past six years.