La Cross, Vis. (WEAU) – According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, overall life expectancy has decreased.
Decrease is not the cause of a new pandemic, but instead there is reason to stop something.
"Heart disease and cancer are one and two, which is not uncommon, they have been for one and a long time. But unexpected injuries are the third leading cause of death and you can see something that we are experiencing locally, I feel statewide, "La Cross County Health Department Education Manager Paula Silas said.
Death due to excessive death, overdose, and suicide.
In the year 2017, more than 70,000 people died from the drug overdose in the US, 10 percent more than the year before.
Suicide rates have increased by almost four percent.
"I think it is important to put emphasis on mental health so that people will not be afraid to speak, they do not fear for help, and I think funding is also an issue," says Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan. Healthcare Clinical Therapeutic Theresa Hallegsen
Health expectants still say that it is a troublesome sign when the expectation of life ranging from 78.7 years to 78.6 years to 78.6 years, 78.6 years of life expectancy for Americans, and when it does not look like a big fall.
"Well, I think this is the first time since the 1920s and 30s that we have seen a decline in the expectations of life and I think we live to live for them 80, 90 and older and so we focus This is to be done, "said Silha.
In a statement, CDC director Robert Redfield reported on the report "A wakeup call is that we are saying that Americans are losing very early and very often".
This is the second straight year that life expectancy has decreased.
Silah says that while disappointed, she hopes that attempts at mental health and substance abuse in local communities such as La Cros can bring the curve back.