The life expectancy of American has gone up from 76.8 years in 2000 to 78.5 years in 2009, according to the United Health Foundation report, “America’s Health Rankings,” which provides an evaluation of the nation’s health condition. However, Reed Tuckson, MD, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs of UnitedHealth Group, reports that people are living sicker from chronic disease and preventable diseases. The pooled data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Medical Association, Census Bureau, and the Dartmouth Atlas Project shows that while deaths from cardiovascular disease and cancer have been decreasing due to […]Continue reading Americans Live Longer, but not Healthier Lives
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