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Christopher Murray, another author of the study from University of Washington, told Reuters, "Life expectancy decline is something that has traditionally been considered a sign that health and social systems have failed, as has been the case in parts of Africa and Eastern Europe. The fact that it is happening to a large number of Americans should be a sign that the US health system needs rethinking."
Do we as a society say, "Ha, ha, Tough shit! it's their problem if they want to poison themselves." Or do we say, "How the hell can we change this fact of life?"
We need help from our governments to help us "Get with it!" as did in Loudon and Monroe counties, recently.Grant helps women in Loudon, Monroe counties "Get With It"
By: Robin Murdoch, Reporter | Last updated: 4/26/2008 12:45:05 AM
A grant of more than a million dollars is helping women in Monroe and Loudon counties "Get With It."
The $1.3-million grant is funding a new women's healthcare program, offering exercise opportunities and nutrition classes.
A recent study shows the life expectancy dropped for women in 180 US counties, including Monroe County.
We also need the government to stop screwing with FMLA and we need our places of businesses to maintain healthcare, so long as that system is in place.