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For U.S., Preventable Health Conditions A Gathering Storm

Georgia Health News: Largely Preventable Health Conditions Hamper U.S.
The current generation of American children may be the first not to live as long as their parents. Much of this projection is linked to the increase in obesity and health conditions. These and other medical deficits in the U.S. health system were highlighted Thursday at an Atlanta conference and in national media reports. Tyler Norris, a senior adviser on Total Health at Kaiser Permanente, cited the life expectancy warning as he spoke to an Atlanta audience about the burden of obesity and diabetes (Miller, 5/3).

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