Americans Are Dying Even Younger – Route Fifty

Read article - Quotes Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and adjunct professor in economics, in an article about three recent reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week that found that American life expectancy is continuing its recent decline. "Sadly, this result confirms what many suspected based on data coming out earlier this year: that we continue to lose ground due in large part to preventable causes of death like overdose, suicide, and for deaths due to chronic lower respiratory diseases, many of which are attributable to tobacco use," says Meara.