Got Heart Disease? Head To The City
New research shows the death rate between urban and rural areas of the United States has doubled in the last two decades.
According to UPI, that's in spite of continued improvement across the country to survival rates.
Just under half of more than 16.1 million deaths linked to cardiovascular conditions from 1999 to 2017 occurred in large metro areas.
In contrast, rural dwellers also saw declines in life expectancy and slower reductions to heart-linked mortality rates over that period.