Ask the Expert: Was there an increase in deaths from heart disease and diabetes last year?

The CDC has released new information regarding the number of causes of death last year. The data reveals the U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers.

On Ask the Expert, KRLD's Kristin Diaz and John Liddle spoke with Dr. Beth Kassanoff-Piper, President of the Dallas County Medical Society about whether or not we saw this trend locally as well.

Each day on the KRLD Afternoon News, we ask the experts what you want to know! Send us your questions or topic suggestions to Hear the answer at 4:40 p.m.

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