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U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid Rising Suicide, Drug Overdose Rates

Life expectancy in the United States has dropped 2 years in a row. Yikes. In this piece, I’d like to cover the in-depth reports outlining 2017, and then we will get into the overview for 2018 in the next piece. Three reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that in 2017, it was […]

Life expectancy in the US drops for the first time since 1993; death rates rise

Life expectancy in the US drops for the first time since 1993; death rates rise

If life expectancy rates are –  as many believe – a reliable measure of the welfare of a nation, then the United States may be in trouble. For the first time since 1993, overall life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped, particularly among people under 65. The death rate has climbed for the first time […]