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US Life Expectancy

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...

Bad News For Those Who Live In The South

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty

ATLANTA -- If you're 65 and living in Hawaii, here's some good news: Odds are you'll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you'l...

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.

New Record-High U.S. Life Expectancy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years. The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 200...

Why U.S. Lifespan Lags Behind Other Countries

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation yet has worse life expectancy than many – and a new report blames s...

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops, Stroke Falls To No. 4 Killer

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — U.S. life expectancy has dropped slightly – by about a month – after mostly inching up for many years, the government rep...

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.

U.S. Life Expectancy Rises, But Still Lags Behind Other Nations

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — For the first time, U.S. life expectancy has surpassed 78 years, the government reported Wednesday, although the United States continu...

"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...