Healthier nation in the World
People in the United States are healthier than other nations, right?
A new report shows that when compared to people in similar “peer” nations, Americans on average die sooner and have more diseases and injuries. The findings of the report, from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, apply to all ages, from birth to age 75.
Even more surprising, more advantaged Americans who have health insurance, college educations, and higher incomes tend to be more ill than similar people in developed nations. And the trend has been going on for decades. (more…)