PBS NewsHour

Is Alzheimer’s even more deadly than we thought?

Clip: 03/06/2014 | 5m 4s

A new study in the journal Neurology finds Alzheimer’s may account for many more deaths than we previously realized. While the CDC ranks the disease as the sixth-leading killer in the U.S., the new study puts the annual death toll at around half-a-million, pushing it up to the third leading cause of death. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Dr. Bryan James of Rush University Medical Center.

Aired: 03/06/14

Rating: NR

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