Heart disease drop encouraging, but brace for gripper

If you’re one of the evidently healthy people who has decided that 50 is the new 40, here’s a dose of sobering news. The big decline in deaths due to heart disease that the U.S. has enjoyed over much of the past century has slowed to a crawl. And for one age group — middle-aged Americans — deaths due to cardiovascular disease are actually on the rise.

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