Monday, January 14, 2013

National Research Council panel found "Americans die sooner and experience higher rates of disease and injury than people in other high-income countries."

A National Research Council and Institute of Medicine panel has found that on average, "Americans die sooner and experience higher rates of disease and injury than people in other high-income countries." The panel also found "that this health disadvantage exists at all ages from birth to age 75 and that even advantaged Americans -- those who have health insurance, college educations, higher incomes, and healthy behaviors -- appear to be sicker than their peers in other rich nations." The panel was chaired by Dr. Steven H. Woolf, professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.
http://tinyurl.com/bzgh25e http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/19299867:21679835327:m:1:1612442508:5951FE0D296F3784E895B7E0B7746B0A:r

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