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Life Expectancy in Pittsburgh On Par With Nation

Average life expectancy at birth in the United States is 78.5 years. However, the range of life expectancy across the country is nearly 10 years and depends largely on the city. In the Pittsburgh, PA metro area, life expectancy is 78.0 years at birth, lower than the average life expectancy nationwide. Across Pennsylvania, life expectancy […]

Phoenix Residents Live Longer Than the Average American

Average life expectancy at birth in the United States is 78.5 years. However, the range of life expectancy across the country is nearly 10 years and depends largely on the city. In the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ metro area, life expectancy is 79.9 years at birth, greater than the average life expectancy nationwide. Across Arizona, life expectancy […]

Flagstaff is the Drunkest City in Arizona

Alcohol abuse cost the United States $250 billion in 2010, according to a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These costs include health care expenses associated with alcohol consumption as well as estimated lost productivity. Binge drinking was related to three-quarters of the total cost. Residents of different states report different […]

Phoenix Residents Less Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 15.3% of adults in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area smoke, lower than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 16.5% statewide smoking rate. The Phoenix smoking rate is the fourth lowest in Arizona. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United […]

Arizona is Among the States With the Least McDonald’s

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is the largest fast-food hamburger chain in America with nearly 16,000 locations nationwide. In areas that have the most McDonald’s per capita, the population tends to have higher rates of obesity and heart disease. While a direct connection cannot be made between McDonald’s and negative health outcomes, areas with clusters of fast-food […]

Arizona Has the 13th Lowest Vaccination Rate

Despite longstanding recommendations to vaccinate, preventable infectious diseases are still a major cause of disability and death in the United States. The current immunization schedule saves 33,000 lives, prevents 14 million cases of disease, and saves tens of billions of dollars in health care costs a year. While progress has been achieved, still an estimated […]

Arizona is the 15th Best State for Healthy Retirement

The number of senior citizens living in the United States is expected to double in the next 25 years. The aging baby boom generation and improved medical technology will lead to significant increased demand for health care, palliative care, and other industries specifically tailored to the aging population. Some states are likely better prepared than […]

Arizona is One of the Next States to Legalize Marijuana

In 2013, only 7% of American adults said they were marijuana users. Today, less than three years later, usage rates have nearly doubled, as 13% of U.S. adults say they smoke pot — according to a recent Gallup poll. Despite what appears to be growing acceptance of the drug, the DEA recently reiterated marijuana’s classification […]

Arizona is Among the States With the Least Skin Cancer

An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Diagnosis rates of melanoma — one of the most common and deadly forms of skin cancer — doubled in the United States between 1982 and 2011. Meanwhile, skin cancer treatment cost Americans $8.1 billion a year from 2007 to 2011, more than […]

Arizona Has the 16th Lowest Smoking Rate

In 1964, the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health linked for the first time smoking and adverse health outcomes. The pivotal report aimed to shift public opinion on smoking by identifying the dangers of tobacco use. The smoking rate in the United States has fallen precipitously in the last 50 years, dropping from 42.4% […]

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