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How Cause Of Death Has Evolved With Medical Advances: Welcome To The Party, Alzheimer's And Diabetes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Reveals



7/2/2014 7:23:02 AM

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Here’s the good news: We aren’t dying from infectious diseases anymore. Now onto the long, unfurling scroll of bad news: We’re eating ourselves to death and our brains are dying long before tiny invaders cause our bodies to break down. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers some eye-opening data regarding the most common causes of death in the United States, beginning with the turn of the 20th century and ending a tenth of the way through our current one. Cancer and heart disease jump out before anything else, rivaled only perhaps by the gargantuan decline in infectious diseases over the 110-year period. Long story short: We’re living longer, but we aren’t necessarily healthier.

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