The Centers for Disease Control just released the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2008 and 2009.
Here they are:
1) Diseases of the heart.
2) Malignant neoplasms (the medical name for cancer).
3) Chronic lower respiratory diseases
4) Cerebro-vascular diseases
6) Alzheimer's disease
7) Diabetes mellitus
8) Influenza and pnuemonia
9) Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (diseases of the kidney and urinary system)