What are the main causes of illness and premature death? One often-overlooked cause is lack of money. Being poor and/or having less than a high school education is a health hazard, especially when it comes to heart health.
The U.S. is falling behind in many measures of health, including healthy life expectancy—an estimate of how many more years of good health people at a given age can expect. Why is our health system failing? Meet one example.
After several years of drama and fierce debate, the Affordable Care Act is finally in place. Some its key elements are common-sense changes that those of all political persuasions should be able to applaud.