A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone. There is nothing more damaging to a long, healthy life than smoking, which is estimated as the reason for death or disability in half the people who smoke. The dangers of smoking tobacco are so significant that it is the most important public health problem in the world, which ironically, is largely avoidable.
Average life expectancy has increased steadily in England in recent decades (figure 1). Less than a century ago, deaths from infectious diseases were common 1 and often death would follow a relatively short period of illness. However, chronic non-communicable diseases are now the leading causes of death (chapter 2) and long periods of moderate and severe ill health often precede death.
Humana (NYSE: HUM), a Louisville-based health insurance and health companies company, named Dr. Karen DeSalvo as the 12th member of its board of administrators. December 2017 – As part … Read the restRead More →