Drop in Life Expectancy

“Every day, too many young people in Philadelphia and across the nation are dying early from preventable causes,” said Raynard Washington, chief epidemiologist for the city Department of Public Health. “Substance use, gun violence, and smoking- and obesity-related chronic illnesses are the primary causes of premature death among Philadelphians.”

https://www.inquirer.com/health/dying-young-overdoses-alcoholism-suicide-liver-death-pennsylvania-philadelphia-study-20191126.html

By Rita Giordano