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A medical assistant checks a patient's blood pressure at a community health center in Aurora, Colo. Metro Community Provider Network has received some 6,000 more Medicaid eligible patients since the health overhaul law was passed in 2010.
A new report out this week finds that people around the world are living much longer than they did 20 years ago. But the diseases they're now more likely to die from, like cancer and heart disease, are much more difficult to treat.
This major study was conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. One of the reports authors Professor Ali Mokdad joins the show to share his findings.