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Drugs, alcohol, and suicides contributing to alarming drop in life expectancy, Dr. Steve Woolf argues

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:40:08 EST

Drugs, alcohol, and suicides are contributing to an alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy, particularly among middle-aged white Americans and those living in rural communities, according to an editorial co-authored by Steven Woolf, MD, director of VCU’s Center on Society and Health. The editorial, titled “Failing Health of the United States,” was published in the British Medical Journal on Feb. 7.

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