Modern medicine is pretty amazing. Doctors and researchers understand the human body today in a way that people never dreamed of in the early 20th century. And some of these advances have led to incredible changes for the better. For example, the average life expectancy in the United States used to be 50 for men and 55 for women — and that was just a hundred years ago! These days, life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years.
To learn more about some of the big changes the last hundred years have brought, check out the infographic — created by USANA’s own Mikelle Williams — below. It goes through the primary causes of death in 1913 and compares them to the top causes of death today. As you can see, some things haven’t changed — organic diseases of the heart are still the biggest cause of death. However, you might be surprised by some of the biggest killers of the last century. After all, how often do you worry about catching tuberculosis? And have you ever even heard of Bright’s disease?