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Life Expectancy Continues to Decline for Americans: CDC

Death rates in the United States rose again last year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control.

Posted: May. 26, 2018 1:01 PM

ATLANTA - Death rates in the United States rose again last year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control.

Researchers said 2017 will likely mark the third straight year of decline in American life expectancy.

Death rates rose for Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, Flu and Pneumonia; numbers also show an increase in drug overdoses, suicides and gun-related deaths.

There has been little change in the death rate for the nation’s number one killer – heart disease.

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