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Life Expectancy

The Takeaway

Why The Golden Years Are Now Our Best

Thursday, October 09, 2014

78.8 is the newest, and highest, year of life expectancy for Americans to date. But cabaret singer Marilyn Maye has surpassed that number, and at age 86, she is still singing strong.

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Radiolab

Americans Fall Behind In The 'Getting Older' Race

Monday, October 21, 2013

In the 1960s, Americans lived very long lives — among the longest in the world. Since then, we've improved our lot, but not as fast as the French, the Australians, the Swedes, the British, the Canadians, the Dutch, the Germans and the Japanese. They are galloping away from us. What happened?

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WNYC News

Life Expectancy in City Hits Record: 80.9 Years

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The average life in the nation's biggest city may be hectic, but it's long.

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A City Reimagined 2011

Sickle and Me

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

WNYC
Nearly 100,000 Americans suffer from a disorder called Sickle Cell Anemia. Radio Rookie Bree Person hates talking about Sickle cells – but she put together this report nevertheless.

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The Takeaway

Who Wants To Live Forever?

Friday, August 31, 2012

While it seems we don’t want to live much longer than we do now, advanced aging is looking more and more like a reality. With improved hygiene, nutrition and medical advances, the United Nations predicts that within the next century, it could be normal to live to 100 years old.

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Live Longer Than Other Americans

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Yorkers already live longer than other Americans, and new stats from City Hall show life expectancy in the city is improving faster than the nation as a whole.

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