A baby born in the United States three years ago will live an average of 78 years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This number is higher than ever, but researchers have pinpointed factors — such as obesity and 45 million citizens without health insurance — that are causing America to fall in the international rankings. The National Center for Health Statistics reported Tuesday that 41 other countries — including Japan, Jordan and most of Europe — have surpassed the U.S. in life expectancy.
Columbia woman still going at 101
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