Cancer deaths are dropping denial, Ahmedin, et al., "Cancer Statistics 2007," CA:A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, January/February 2007, Vol. 57, No. 1: 43-66). So is mortality caused by stroke, coronary artery disease, pneumonia, and the flu. It's gotten to the point that, in 2006, Alzheimer's, a disease that usually strikes after retirement age, rose to become the eighth leading cause of death in Los Angeles County (Lin, Rong-Gong, II, "Alzheimer's Now a Top Killer in L.A.
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