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.)