“Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading                           causes of  death – yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from each cause                         could be prevented, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control                     and Prevention.

 The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer,                     chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injuries. Together                   they accounted for 63 percent of all U.S. deaths in 2010, with rates for each cause               varying greatly from state to state. The report, in this week’s issue of CDC’s                           weekly journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, analyzed premature                       deaths (before age 80) from each cause for each state from 2008 to 2010. The                       authors then calculated the number of deaths from each cause that would have                   been prevented if all states had same death rate as the states with the lowest                       rates.

             The study suggests that, if all states had the lowest death rate observed for each                   cause, it would be possible to prevent:

  • 34 percent of premature deaths from heart diseases, prolonging about 92,000 lives
  • 21 percent of premature cancer deaths, prolonging about 84,500 lives
  • 39 percent of premature deaths from chronic lower respiratory diseases, prolonging about 29,000 lives
  • 33 percent of premature stroke deaths, prolonging about 17,000 lives
  • 39 percent of premature deaths from unintentional injuries, prolonging about 37,000 lives”(Source CDC.gov)

Please know the impact you are having on yourself and those who care about you. Our health and lifestyle decisions will impact everything; finances, loved ones, happiness-everything. If you struggle to do so, please get help as soon as possible. Your change can begin as soon as today. You can BE YOUR OWN MIRACLE!

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