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Laura J. Martin, MD
May 16, 2012 -- The CDC today released its annual state of the union's health, and there's good news and bad. We're living longer. But we're also gaining more weight. Teen pregnancies are at a record low. But fewer people can afford necessary prescription drugs and medical care.
The 583-page federally mandated report, titled "Health, United States 2011," also compares how well -- or how poorly -- we fare today with how we were doing over the past decade or so.
This year's report features a special section on how our socioeconomic status and health are related. Here are some highlights:
SOURCE:CDC: "Health, United States 2011."
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