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Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, And Accidents Lead To Drop In U.S. Life Expectancy

Life expectancy among Americans declined in 2015 for the first time since 1993, reversing a robust trend that has seen people living longer for the most part since the end of World War II.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This should be an ominous indicator that something is very wrong with health care delivery in the U.S. 8 of the 10 leading causes of death all increased from 2014 to 2015.  If it occurs next year, then our economy becomes toast as health care accounts for 18% of the total GDP, and that percentage will only increase as life expectancy decreases due to the acceleration of the development of chronic diseases.

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