Americans living longer while feeling better than a generation ago

09/13/2013 | HealthDay News

Based on a review of government data gathered over the past 30 years, Americans today will typically enjoy two more years of a healthy life compared with people a generation ago. 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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