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Why San Diego Residents Live Longer Than the Average American

Average life expectancy at birth in the United States is 78.5 years. However, the range of life expectancy across the country is nearly 10 years and depends largely on the city. In the San Diego-Carlsbad, CA metro area, life expectancy is 80.9 years at birth, greater than the average life expectancy nationwide. Across California, life […]

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande is the Drunkest Metro Area in California

Alcohol abuse cost the United States $250 billion in 2010, according to a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These costs include health care expenses associated with alcohol consumption as well as estimated lost productivity. Binge drinking was related to three-quarters of the total cost. Residents of different states report different […]

San Diego Residents Far Less Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 11.8% of adults in the San Diego-Carlsbad metro area smoke, lower than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 12.8% statewide smoking rate. The San Diego smoking rate is the sixth lowest in California. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in […]

San Diego is Among the Cities With the Lowest Risk of Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one out of every four deaths each year. Some estimate the costs of heart-related health problems will rise to as high as $3.6 trillion annually within a decade. Cardiovascular problems can lead to heart attacks, which range from undetectable, minor incidents […]

San Diego is Among the Top 15% of Cities Where Health Insurance Coverage is Soaring

Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, millions of Americans have gained health insurance coverage. The national uninsured rate declined from 16.3% in 2010 to 9.1% in 2015 — the first time in U.S. history more than 90% of Americans have had health insurance. The vast majority of U.S. metropolitan areas reported an […]

California is Among the States with the Least McDonald’s

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is the largest fast-food hamburger chain in America with nearly 16,000 locations nationwide. In areas that have the most McDonald’s per capita, the population tends to have higher rates of obesity and heart disease. While a direct connection cannot be made between McDonald’s and negative health outcomes, areas with clusters of fast-food […]

California Has Among the Least McDonald’s in America

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is the largest fast-food hamburger chain in America with nearly 16,000 locations nationwide. In areas that have the most McDonald’s per capita, the population tends to have higher rates of obesity and heart disease. While a direct connection cannot be made between McDonald’s and negative health outcomes, areas with clusters of fast-food […]

California Has the 9th Highest Vaccination Rate

Despite longstanding recommendations to vaccinate, preventable infectious diseases are still a major cause of disability and death in the United States. The current immunization schedule saves 33,000 lives, prevents 14 million cases of disease, and saves tens of billions of dollars in health care costs a year. While progress has been achieved, still an estimated […]

California is Better Than Most States for Healthy Retirement

The number of senior citizens living in the United States is expected to double in the next 25 years. The aging baby boom generation and improved medical technology will lead to significant increased demand for health care, palliative care, and other industries specifically tailored to the aging population. Some states are likely better prepared than […]

California is One of the Next States to Legalize Marijuana

In 2013, only 7% of American adults said they were marijuana users. Today, less than three years later, usage rates have nearly doubled, as 13% of U.S. adults say they smoke pot — according to a recent Gallup poll. Despite what appears to be growing acceptance of the drug, the DEA recently reiterated marijuana’s classification […]

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