Russian-US Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in the United States has been increasing regularly.

Just the opposite is happening in Russia, where life expectancy has declined dramatically.

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports a study which showed that between 1990 and 1994 the mortality rate in Russia increased by 33%.

Overall in Russia deaths from heart disease, strokes and injuries accounted for 2/3's of the loss of years of life expectancy.

In this country we're making good progress against these conditions.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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