By A Thompson. J Evans, & M Stobbe – Re-Blogged From VOA Learning English
Suicides and drug overdoses are two reasons for a continuing decrease in how long Americans are expected to live.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported recently that there were more than 2.8 million deaths in the United States in 2017. Of those, 47,000 were suicides and 70,000 were drug overdoses.
If you want to understand why life expectancy is decreasing in America, the state of West Virginia may offer some answers.