CDC: 5 things cause two-thirds of U.S. deaths

“Five things kill more people in the United States than anything else: heart disease, cancer, lung disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, stroke and unintentional injuries such as those on roads or caused by medication overdoses. Together, these five conditions cause almost two-thirds of all deaths in the country — nearly 900,000 each year. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is releasing its first report on potentially preventable deaths from those causes in each one of the 50 states. The data suggest we could prevent at least a third of those deaths…. We already know how to do it — now we need to act on what we know…. We can make it easier for people to be physically active, avoid tobacco and have access to affordable, healthy food.” To read more, click HERE