Causes of U.S. Deaths Have Changed Greatly

Top reasons 100 years ago were not preventable

Americans had little control over how they died 100 years ago. Medicine was helpless against most infectious diseases. Doctors had theories; most were wrong. Today, we have the knowledge to prevent common causes of death like heart disease, some cancers and strokes. Yes, we all have to die someday; but not of the same old things.

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How We Die: Major Causes of Death Over Past 100 Years #halloween #infographic

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