Post Tagged with: "Centers for Disease Control"

The use of deadly opioids is driving down U.S. life expectancy.

U.S. Life-Expectancy Down: The fundamentals are unsound!

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 29, 2018—Forget the stock market, inflation, and the jobs figures. According to the most vital measures of the U.S. economy, the fundamentals are very unsound. U.S. life-expectancy at birth decreased again in 2017, according to statistics released today by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This […]

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The CDC's latest chart on the 2017 increase in drug overdose deaths.

Opioid Deaths Leap Up: No Solution in Sight

August 17, 2018—Once again, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a report which should shake Americans to the core. On Aug. 15 the CDC issued a preliminary estimate that 72,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2017, a figure which represents a 7 to 10% increase over 2016. […]

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CDC chart on suicide rates. The higher the rate, the darker the blue.

Rising U.S. Suicide Rate Demands Profound National Change

by Nancy Spannaus June 13, 2018—The June 8, 2018 Vital Signs Report from the Centers for Disease Control provides a gruesome context for the latest headline suicides of celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. Suicide rates are on the rise among all sections of the U.S. population except those over […]

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