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Hope I die before I get (too) old

Hope I die before I get (too) old

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When it comes to life spans, we are the chosen ones.

Life expectancy: A reason to wipe that smile off your face

Life expectancy: A reason to wipe that smile off your face

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Even after a few weeks, it still seems like a bad joke. Maybe something pulled from the front page of The Onion, the satirical newspaper that has been lampooning revered subjects for years.

CDC: Mortality rates for top five causes of death fell between 2010 and 2011

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Rates for five of the top 15 causes of death have fallen significantly over the past year, though overall lifespan has stayed the same, a government analysis found.

Eden Alternative acquires Wellspring

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The Eden Alternative, a culture-change long-term care program, has announced the acquisition of Lifespan Network's Wellspring Program.

Americans' lifespan shorter than previously thought, study finds

A group of researchers has developed a more accurate way of calculating mortality rates of the oldest Americans, which might lead to more realistic cost projections for Social Security and Medicare.

Genes play larger role than habits in longevity for centenarians, study says

Genes may be more likely to increase longevity than diet, exercise, smoking and drinking, new research suggests.