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Leading Causes of Death in U.S. Last Year: Heart Disease, Cancer, COVID

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COVID-19 was the primary or contributing cause of 377,883 deaths in the United States last year, with a particularly high toll among the elderly, according to a government report released on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 mortality rate made it the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2020 after heart disease and cancer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis found.The CDC said that the overall U.S. mortality rate increased for the first time since 2017, by nearly 16%, to 3,358,814 deaths. The jump was driven by COVID-19, which accounted for an increase of 11.3%.

The overall death …

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Former GOP Presidential Candidate Bob Dole, 97, Diagnosed With Stage 4 Lung Cancer

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Bob Dole, the former Republican senator and 1996 presidential nominee, announced on Thursday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer at the age of 97.
Dole Reveals Cancer Diagnosis 
In a brief statement, Dole said that he was only recently diagnosed, and that he will start treatment this coming Monday.
“While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” he said.

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BOB DOLE ON HEALTH CHALLENGES pic.twitter.com/ndRxqNWb30
— Senator Bob Dole (@SenatorDole) February 18, 2021

Dole’s Background
Entertainment Tonight reported that Dole was born in Russell, Kansas, and he spent 36 years representing the state in Congress before resigning in 1996 so that he could run for president …

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