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HEALTH MATTERS: Achieving life expectancy for an aging population

According to the National Center for Health Statistics 2016 report, Americans can expect to live for 78.6 years. It may seem to be a long time, but the life expectancy rate has declined for two years in a row (2016 and 2017). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report women live five more years Read More…

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HEALTH MATTERS: Opioid epidemic becoming a national emergency

When patients are in severe pain, medical doctors often prescribe opioids to eliminate the pain. Reports show that nearly 100 million people suffer from chronic pain, particularly cancer patients. However, in 2012, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported 259 million opioid prescriptions were written. Drug overdose deaths, on the rise at a staggering Read More…