For the First Time in Modern US History, Life Expectancy is Falling

The omnibus report in JAMA finds mid-life deaths are driving the decrease, but the cause remains murky.

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Life expectancy in the US over time
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Increase in overdose deaths by age group
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Excess deaths at the state level highlight the Ohio valley, New England
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Potential Underlying Causes

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Writing about medicine, science, statistics, and the abuses thereof. Commentator at Medscape. Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale University.

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