Americans Dying Younger

Your Health Minute

For the first time Americans kids might not live as long as their parents.

In Your Health Minute,

Americans are not living quite as long as they used to.

A new government report reveals the average life expectancy dropped to 78-point-six years in 2017, down slightly from 2016.

The overall mortality rate, rising by nearly half a percent.

Although the leading causes of death did not change there were troubling changes.

Deaths from drug overdoses topped 70 thousand and the suicide rate increased by almost 4 percent.

 

Categories: Dee Armstrong, Health

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