Monday, November 30, 2009

20 Medical Advances to Be Thankful For

From the Wall Street Journal,

Life expectancy in the U.S. reached an all-time high of 77.9 years in 2007

Death rates dropped significantly for eight of the 15 leading causes of death in the U.S.,

The death rate from coronary heart disease dropped 34% from 1995 to 2005

The death rate from cancer, the second-biggest killer, dropped 16% from 1990 to 2006

Nearly 40% of U.S. adults have never had a permanent tooth extracted

Continue reading here for the full 20 medical advances and the details behind the advances here

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