Americans are living longer, but, as a whole, are sicker. The U.S. spends far more on health care per person than other high-income countries yet lags behind on a range of health indicators. Preventable chronic diseases and behavioral issues, including opioid addiction, are on the rise across all populations, but the most disadvantaged communities are disproportionately affected. Improving economic prosperity is among the priorities for the nation's top doctor, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. He spoke with "On Second Thought" Thursday while in Atlanta to outline a community-based initiative to a group at the Federal Reserve Bank.
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