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By Marcia G. Ory
Texas A&M University 

As life expectancies rise, so are expectations for healthy aging

 

September 26, 2018



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Marcia G. Ory, Texas A&M University ; Basia Belza, University of Washington, and Matthew Lee Smith, Texas A&M University

(THE CONVERSATION) The Fountain of Youth may still be a myth, but a longer life expectancy is now a reality.

In fact, life expectancy at birth in the U.S. has risen by more than 30 years in barely more than a century to a current 78.6 years.

But with the increased life expectancy, a question arises: How do people stay healthy as they age? A new concept of he...



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