Health in the United States

The United States has seen decreases in life expectancy and increases in obesity and drug overdose rates, as well as steadily increasing overall health care costs, according to a recent report from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics that spotlights the state of health in the country. For example, the report found that average life expectancy at birth decreased to 78.6 years in 2017, from 78.7 years in 2016. (Source: Axios‘ “Vitals,” 10/30)