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US Life Expectancy

Study Finds Link Between Where You Live And How Long You'll Live

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.12.2016 | Fifty

It might come as no surprise that the wealthy live longer lives than the poor. But in an interesting twist, a new study says poorer people could reap ...

The Penalty for Poverty Should Not Be Death

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Brookings Institution recently issued a report showing that poor Americans die at a much earlier age than rich Americans, and that this life expectancy gap between rich and poor is growing rapidly.

Donald Trump Is Winning Because White America Is Dying

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

Noam Chomsky, the renowned scholar and MIT professor emeritus, says that the rise of Donald Trump in American politics is, in part, fueled by deeply r...

Report Finds Dramatic Increase In Number Of American Centenarians

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty

The number of people living into triple digits is rapidly increasing, a new government report says. According to the National Center for Health Statis...

The Sad Reason U.S. Life Expectancy Is Stalling

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- Life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years, the government announced Wednesday. A child born last year...

How Americans Die

Bloomberg | Matthew C. Klein | Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living

The mortality rate fell by about 17 percent from 1968 through 2010, years for which we have detailed data....

How U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks In The World

Posted 11.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Life expectancy in the United States ranks 26th out of the 36 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), ac...

A New Way To Determine How Long You'll Live

Posted 03.22.2013 | Black Voices

A trip to the restroom can reveal a lot about your overall health, including how long you'll live, according to a recent study published in the Nation...

Medical Attention Required: Sequestration and the 'U.S. Health Disadvantage'

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rishi Manchanda

A growing body of research now shows that Americans -- rich or poor, minority or not -- suffer from a widening "health disadvantage" when compared to citizens of other high-income countries.

America's Best-Kept Secret: We All Die Too Young

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Mary Anne Mercer

Did you know that, as an American, you're likely to have worse health and die younger than someone in virtually any other rich nation in the world? This is true regardless of who you are or what you do to live as healthy a life as possible.

Diversity News And Notes, Evening Update

Janell Ross | Posted 03.11.2013 | Black Voices
Janell Ross

ack Lew looks likely to be the next treasury secretary, replacing Tim Geithner in Obama's second term. Lew, who currently serves as Obama's chief of staff, adds to the list of key cabinet positions expected to be filled by white men. Having sat next to him on a plane from Charlotte, N.C. to New York following the Democratic National Convention, I can also say he has some very interesting ideas on management and the value of intellectual and cultural diversity in the workplace that came up during the trip. Um, this is just embarrassing. "Younger Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than their counterparts in other developed countries, with far higher rates of death from guns, car accidents and drug addiction, according to a new analysis of health and longevity in the United States," The New York Times reported today. "....The rate of firearm homicides was 20 times higher in the United States than in the other countries, according to the report, which cited a 2011 study of 23 countries."

Stunning Drop In Life Spans For Least Educated Americans

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

In a stunning development, life expectancy for some Americans is actually declining. The life expectancy of white high school dropouts in the U.S. ...

Blacks Living Longer As Gap In Life Expectancy Shrinks

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | Black Voices

* African Americans living longer, while some whites die earlier * More poisonings stem partly from prescription drug overdoses ...

Americans Have Shorter Lives

Health.com | By Karen Pallarito | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living


 Life expectancy in most U.S. counties lags behind that of the world's healthiest nations, in some cases by 50 years or more, according to a new...

5 Countries with the Longest Life Expectancy: OECD

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Life expectancy is perhaps the most important measure of health. It is readily comparable across countries and asks the most fundamental question concerning health: how long can the typical person expect to live?

Can a "Health" System Kill a Country?

Chris Norwood | Posted 07.17.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

The nation could achieve marked degrees of improved health and jolt employment in its collapsed communities by having local community groups train local residents as health educators.

The Year 3010 Seen From Today

Frank A. Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frank A. Weil

If each member of each generation between now and the year 3010 produces two offspring, their descendants will aggregate 17 billion people! What does the future hold?

Social Security Was Saved By Women: Casey Mulligan

nytimes.com | CASEY B. MULLIGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the great advances of 20th century was increased life expectancy. This advance might have bankrupted Social Security, if it were not for women ...

Bill O'Reilly: Higher Canadian Life Expectancy "To Be Expected" Because "We Have 10 Times As Many People"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night on the O'Reilly Factor, Bill turned to the audience letters. From Peter in Canada: "Has anyone noted that life expectancy in Canada under ...

Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

John Conyers subpoenas Karl Rove, Obama blocks some of Bush's last-minute environmental rollbacks, Sarah Palin plans to sue federal government over endangered whales, and more.

"Large And Growing" Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich And Poor Americans

The New York Times | Robert Pear | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New government research has found "large and growing" disparities in life expectancy for richer and poorer Americans, paralleling the growth of income...