Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 7th, 2001
Overall, Americans are healthier today than they were 25 years ago, and an annual report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers some reasons: longer life expectancy, better infant survival, fewer smokers, less hypertension and lower cholesterol levels.
The news is not all good, say researchers. People who live in rural areas are not getting as much preventive care and medical treatment as other Americans. Long distances and the high rate of...
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