Heart Disease Still the Leading Cause of Death

Nationally, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S., but cancer is the top killer in several subgroups and geographic regions. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Hispanic populations as well as non-Hispanic Asians and Pacific Islanders. It is also the number one cause of death in 22 states. PositiveTip:…

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Top Five Causes of Death in the U.S. for 2008

Preliminary data from the US Centers for Disease Control indicates that stroke has slipped to the 4th leading cause of U.S. deaths in 2008. The top five causes of death in the U.S. are:Heart diseaseCancerChronic lower respiratory diseasesStrokeAccidentsThe reduction of stroke deaths is due in part to improved prevention along with greater use of medications…

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