Health burden varies significantly by state in the US

01:17 EDT 17 Apr 2018 | 2 Minute Medicine

1. In the US Burden of Disease Report, the leading causes of death were ischemic heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Alzheimer’s disease, and colorectal cancer while the leading causes of disability were low back pain, major depressive disorder (MDD), and diabetes. 2. The state with the highest life expectancy was Hawaii […]

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