Why are we so sick?
The United States spends an average of $5,200 in health-care per person. So why do we rank twenty-fifth in life expectancy, as a surprising new study shows?
Americans had higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, lung disease and cancer — findings that held true no matter what income or education level.
To put it more bluntly, “Why isn’t the richest country in the world the healthiest country in the world?” asks the study’s co-author, Dr. Michael Marmot. Lack of exercise? Too many cars? Maybe if we were made to pull those SUVs through the HOV lanes we’d be getting somewhere–healthwise, I mean.