We’re Living Longer, But With Poor Health


African American woman in wheelchair with nurse

Does it ever seem to you that those who seem healthier are leaving us sooner or those with poor health are outliving us all? Well, According to a recent study from University of Southern California, Americans are living much longer than they were 40 years ago. But, in some cases, a longer lifespan comes with the burden of poor health.

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The University of Southern California reported that the life expectancy of women and men has increased along with the amount of time spent living with a disability or other health problem.