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The top 10 things that kill us

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

5) Accidents

6) Alzheimer's disease

7) Diabetes mellitus

8) Influenza and pnuemonia

9) Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (diseases of the kidney and urinary system)

10) Suicide

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