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Dr. Ken's Corner: Why is U.S. Life Expectancy Going Backwards?

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Dec 21, 2016 10:57:17 AM

In 2015, the average American’s life expectancy was cut short by a little more than a month.  For the first time in two decades, U.S. life expectancy for someone born in 2015 fell from 78.9 years to 78.8 years (National Center for Health Statistics, December 8, 2016).  Of the top ten leading causes of death in the U.S., eight showed an increase.

“This is a big deal,” says Philip Morgan, a demographer at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  In an NPR interview, Morgan said, “There’s not a better indicator of well-being than life expectancy.  The fact that it’s leveling off in the U.S. is a striking finding.”

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Topics: Dr. Ken Teufel, United States, cardiovascular disease, disease, Dr. Ken's Corner, life expectancy

From Coast to Coast, We Staff the Most

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jun 10, 2016 8:13:37 AM

Ready to work locum tenens but not sure if we cover your specialty? As one of the pioneering companies in the locums industry, Interim Physicians has strong relationships with a number of highly respected facilities in high-demand locations across the country. Because of this, we have opportunities that fit nearly every physician’s skills and schedule.

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Topics: travel, locum tenens, Our Blog, beach, Emergency Medicine, hospitalist, interim physicians, medicine, Psychiatry, United States

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