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Life Expectancy on the Rise; Disease on the Decline

Fewer heart disease, cancer deaths help boost U.S. life expectancy The average life expectancy for an American baby born in 2012 is 78.8 years, according to the CDC, a new high credited partly to fewer deaths from heart disease, cancer and chronic illness. The figure is a one-month increase over the 2011 estimate, and eight of the top 10 causes of mortality decreased, including a 1.8% drop in heart disease-related deaths and a 1.5% decrease in cancer mortality. Bloomberg (10/8)

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