Thursday, October 3, 2013

Life Expectancy Increases but the U.S. Falls Behind Other Countries

In the last twenty years the U.S. life expectancy rose from 75.2 to 78.2 and the healthy life expectancy increased from 65.8 to 68.1. However, the life expectancy at birth the U.S. dropped from 20th to 27th compared to other developed countries during that time period. The healthy life expectancy in the U.S. dropped from 14th to 26th. These numbers are terrible. I am sure that we top the world in the use of prescription drugs and surgery. There is a message here that we need to make better lifestyle choices and utilize more natural treatments that are both safer and more effective. See Medical Economics, July 25, 2013, . Celebration of Health Association website

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