life expectancy

Dreamstime
March 07, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, the role of primary care physicians needs to be better...
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Dreamstime
December 10, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — They are called the social determinants of health, and the more we learn about our overall life expectancy, the more we realize that where we live, our socioeconomic...
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A fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphia. Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
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November 29, 2018 - 11:19 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the...
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August 24, 2018 - 4:08 pm
By Eoghan Macguire (CNN) -- What's the secret to living to 100? Some say it's ensuring plenty of exercise ; others point to the benefits of a mild climate . There are even some who suggest that a healthy sex life has plenty do with it. The number of people who live to 100 may be relatively small,...
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