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Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever

U.S. health officials say Americans are living longer than ever, with life expectancy moving up and death rates falling. Using 2012 data, the government said Wednesday the life expectancy for a child born then is now nearly 79 years, a new longevity record. U.S. women can expect to live 81.2 years, but men only 76.4 years. The infant mortality rate in the country dropped to a new low of just under six deaths out of every 1,000 births, although the U.S. rate continues to be higher than...

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