According to a new study by Virginia Chang MD, PhD and Patrick Krueger PhD, education, health and mortality are intrinsically linked. As many as 145,000 deaths could be avoided if those who did not complete high school went to earn a high school diploma or complete a GED program. 110,000 deaths could be avoided if those who did not complete college went to complete a bachelor’s degree.
People with more education have higher income, safer jobs, better access to health care and are more supportive of health. Those with more education also are able to understand new health information and follow treatments. According to the study published in the journal PLOS ONE, education helps individuals to avoid and manage diseases. Read full article