It’s easy to forget that health and health care are two different things, though they do affect each other. Personal choices make a difference in the quality of a person’s health.

“Americans make a number of lifestyle choices that lead to a greater proportion of babies being born with a low birth weight,” which increases the chances of infant mortality. Even so, “the United States actually has a lower infant mortality rate for low-birth weight babies than does Canada.”

(Cross-posted from State House Call.)

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