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Living Longer but Enjoying it Less?

Americans live longer now than they did 20 years ago. That may be good news until you find out that living those extra years comes with more disability and discomfort than ever before according to a July 2013 online article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Christopher J.L. Murray, M.D., D.Phil., of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, and the U.S. Burden of Disease Collaborators, studied the leading diseases, injuries, and risk factors associated with disease in the United States. Then they looked at how these disease and injury patterns changed from … Read the rest