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  • Life expectancy of Americans falls by 1.5 years
  • Life expectancy of Americans falls by 1.5 years
    Christian Bowen (2019) ©

Life expectancy of Americans falls by 1.5 years

The health challenges created by COVID-19, alongside a rise in drug overdoses and homicides, have resulted in the biggest drop in life expectancy in America since World War II, with  Black and Hispanic Americans experiencing the biggest impact on their life expectancy.



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    What makes Americans trust new health treatments?

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    Out-of-Pocket: humor in healthcare

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    2021 Expert Outlook on Health and Fitness

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