The U.S. spends $ 2 trillion on health care, but two out of four people are obese, and one out of four suffers from high blood pressure. Is the system to blame or should we blame ourselves?
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Casey Taylor: It is the vital sign of American life, but what do the latest stats reveal about you. Female Speaker: Yes, a lot about the white people in American. Female Speaker: I think I am a lot more health conscious than I was a few years. Casey Taylor: The US spends $2 trillion on health care for the first time in decades the number of smokers is on the decline. And once death sentence is breast and prostate cancers are now the most survivable forms of cancer. Penelope Slade-Sawyer: If you ask a number of different people, is health in America improving or not? You will get many different answers. Casey Taylor: 16% of our gross domestic product is spent on helping the sick yet we live shorter our lives than Japans, Switzerland, Canada and Britain. Even our children are not immune, the US ranks 29th infant mortality, tided with Slovakia and Poland. It turns out the number one killer of Americans young and old is not cancer it is not a flu or infection. Penelope Slade-Sawyer: Number one cause of death in America is coronary heart disease. Casey Taylor: Two out of three people are obese; one out of four suffers high blood pressure. Female Speaker: I don't think that I have the risk factors, big wake up call and one of those things that I was totally not expecting. Casey Taylor: But the unexpected can happen and it will, if we do not change, this is Casey Taylor, reporter.

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