Health Rankings: Usa Is Living Longer, But Sicker

Americans are living longer but with more chronic illnesses, according to a report.

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    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
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    A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.... More
  • Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens
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  • Aetna CEO: Warren Buffett's 'tapeworm' analogy fits — health-care costs squeeze the economy for trillions
    So to inform consumers about the commitment to healthy living in their areas ... Their first-ever rankings, announced Monday, evaluated nearly 3,000 communities nationwide across 10 categories ...
    03/26/2020 - 6:02 am | View Link
  • Comparing Health System Performance In OECD Countries
    For men, the range was from 60.4 years in Hungary to 71.9 in Japan. On average, life expectancy at birth was seven years longer for both men and women than disability-free life expectancy was.
    03/20/2020 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is fighting for his life
    Spinks, who also suffers from dementia, still flashes his famous smile and it's no longer gap-toothed ... "He was so excited to see Leon,'' Brenda said. USA TODAY Sports spent a day recently ...
    03/16/2020 - 6:03 pm | View Link
  • Message to Luther Community Regarding Plans for Spring Break, Distance Learning, College-Sponsored Travel, and Campus Events
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  • 'We're past the point of containment': US health officials change tone on outbreak
    Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned that the outbreak can no longer be prevented ... according to USA Today. California, Florida ...
    03/9/2020 - 3:46 am | View Link
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  • List of countries by life expectancy
    Methodology. The life expectancy is shown separately for males and females, as well as a combined figure. Several non-sovereign entities are also included in this list.The figures reflect the quality of healthcare in the countries listed as well as other factors including ongoing wars, obesity, and HIV infections. b Worldwide, the average life expectancy at birth was 71 years (70 years for ...
    04/2/2020 - 3:26 am | View Website
  • New Health Rankings: Of 17 Nations, U.S. Is Dead Last ...
    The report does reveal bright spots: Americans are more likely to survive cancer or stroke, and if we live to age 75 we're likely to keep on living longer than others. But these advances are...
    04/2/2020 - 12:34 am | View Website
    OUR DATA: We use the most recent data from these primary sources: WHO, World Bank, UNESCO, CIA and individual country databases for global health and causes of death. We use the CDC, NIH and individual state and county databases for verification and supplementation for USA data.
    04/1/2020 - 11:01 pm | View Website
  • Best Public Health Programs
    These are the top public health schools and programs. Each school's and program's score reflects its average rating on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), based on a survey of academics ...
    04/1/2020 - 8:31 pm | View Website
  • United States Comes in Last Again on Health ...
    “The United States trailed other countries in making health care affordable and ranked poorly on providing timely access to medical care (except specialist care),” the report reads.
    04/1/2020 - 6:29 pm | View Website
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