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Causes of Death in the U.S.

At the beginning of the 20th-century, the communicable infectious diseases, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and diarrheal disease were the three leading causes of death in the U.S. Heart disease was fourth on the list. Over the century, the disease pattern among Americans...

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Prevention needs more attention

Most of medicine is focused on curing, rather than preventing disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how little we invested in the public health infrastructure that could have been mobilized to carry our contact tracing, isolation of contacts and necessary care...

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