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Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put

Heart disease and cancer, which cause of deaths of half of Americans who die each year, continued to loosen their deadly grip in 2013, while rates of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia surged, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said this week.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Having more chronic disease at earlier ages means more disabilities as you age.  It is not life span that is important but health span, and that is decreasing.

 

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