Americans Dying Younger
Your Health Minute
In Your Health Minute, Americans are dying younger.
Life expectancy for Americans has dropped for the second year in a row.
And accidental drug overdoses appear to be the major part of the problem.
A new report from the Center for Health Statistics says the US life expectancy is now 78 years 6 months a slight decline from 78.7 last year.
There hasn’t been a decline of two years in a row since the 1060’s.
Deaths form drug overdoses increased by 21 percent from 2015 to 2016.