Researchers find slow progress on women's life expectancy

07/10/2013 | HealthDay News

Life expectancy among women was unchanged in more than 1,400 U.S. counties over the past 25 years, while that was the case for men in 154 counties. The data, published in Population Health Metrics, highlight opportunities to do better, experts said. "The health system across the U.S. has a critical role to play in community prevention efforts that will help people live longer and healthier lives," said Dr. David Fleming, director and health officer for public health in Seattle and King County, Wash.

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