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Cancer mortality down 20 percent from 1991 peak

Jan. 17, 2013–As of 2009, the overall death rate for cancer in the United States had declined 20 percent from its peak in 1991, translating to the avoidance of approximately 1.2 million deaths from cancer, 152,900 of these ...

Jan 17, 2013
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US health disadvantage spans age and socioeconomic groups

On average, Americans die sooner and experience higher rates of disease and injury than people in other high-income countries, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. The report finds ...

Jan 09, 2013
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