Economists and public-health experts consider life expectancy to be an important measure of a nation’s prosperity.
Unfortunately the graphics didn’t come thru, but the substance of them is well covered in the article. Bottom line is that opiods and suicide are major causes reducing life expectancy in the US. Another fact for shame is that giving birth to a child in the US is increasingly likely to kill you, particularly if you are black. We, as a nation can do something about these failures.
Life expectancy for Americans fell again last year, despite growing recognition of the problems driving the decline and federal and local funds invested in stemming them.
Data the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Thursday show life expectancy fell by one-tenth of a year, to 78.6 years, pushed down bythe sharpest…
View original post 1,092 more words