Rate of Americans Dying of Heart Disease Has Plummeted by 70%

Rate of Americans Dying of Heart Disease Has Plummeted by 70%

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and has been since 1910 — with the exception of the influenza pandemic which took place between 1918 and 1920. The silver lining to these cold, hard facts is that since 1969, age-related death rates for heart disease fell significantly from 520.4 deaths…


Photo Credits: imelenchon, CC; OSU Medical Center

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