Win some, lose some. That’s probably the best way to summarize America’s Health Rankings report for 2015, which shows that while the U.S. is making progress on a number of health-related fronts, it still faces a number of stubborn challenges that are preventing the U.S. from achieving the types of life expectancies that other western countries enjoy. 

Drug deaths, obesity, diabetes and children living in poverty are all on the rise, muting the beneficial effect of declining smoking rates, a decrease in preventable hospitalizations and an increase in vaccinations among children. 

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