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What’s Your State’s Healthy Life Expectancy?

A new study suggests that where you live greatly influences your “healthy life expectancy” (HLE), a term used to describe not only how long people live, but how healthily they live. It estimates how long a person can be expected to live in good health at a given age. […]

News Flash: US healthcare ‘to blame’ for poor life expectancy rates

According the the BBC, “The US healthcare system is to blame for declines in the country’s life expectancy ranking, a study suggests.The Columbia University report rejects claims that factors such as obesity have shortened life-spans for Americans relative to other wealthy nations.The study blames reliance […]