Americans live longer while feeling better than a generation ago

09/13/2013 | HealthDay News

Based a review of government data collected over the past 30 years, Americans today can expect to enjoy two more years of a healthy life than they could a generation ago. Disease symptoms have declined and everyday function has improved. "What we're talking about in this study is not simply life expectancy, but quality-adjusted life expectancy," said study investigator Susan Stewart of the National Bureau of Economic Research. The findings were published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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