When it comes to life spans, we are the chosen ones.
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.
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.
The Eden Alternative, a culture-change long-term care program, has announced the acquisition of Lifespan Network's Wellspring Program.
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 may be more likely to increase longevity than diet, exercise, smoking and drinking, new research suggests.