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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Heathy Life Expectancy

Healthy life expectancy (HLE), the predicted future years of life spent in good health at age 65, is lowest in Mississippi (10.8 years) and highest in Hawaii (16.2 years). Females had the greatest HLE in every state and D.C., and it was greater for whites than blacks in almost all states. This report did not address…

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