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Measles are on the rise in Europe. In the U.S. so far this year, the CDC has reported 124 cases in 22 states and D.C. (Photo: Getty Images)

97 Percent Effective

Immunization Best Defense Against Measles High fever. Cough. Runny nose. Red, watery eyes. It may not be the flu. It could be measles. Measles cases are on the rise in Europe, with more than 40,000 cases and 37 deaths in the first six months of 2018. In the United States, the
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For the first time in two decades, the life expectancy of Americans declined slightly, and the overall death rate rose, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. While that information shouldn’t alarm many, it does point to challenges in keeping America healthy. (Photo: Huskyherz/Pixabay)

U.S. Mortality

Lifestyle Choices Lower Life Expectancy u For the first time in two decades, the life expectancy of Americans declined slightly to 78.8 years from 78.9 years, and the overall death rate rose 1.2 percent, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. For
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