Monday, October 24, 2016

A new divide in American death - Unnatural Causes: Sick and dying in small-town America - The Washington Post

Since the turn of this century, death rates have risen for whites in midlife, particularly women. In this series, The Washington Post is exploring this trend and the forces driving it.

Drugs, alcohol, marketing and lax federal oversight are working to defy modern trends of mortality, perhaps most starkly among middle-aged white women.