12/2/2013 Health Notes

 
Longevity Prescription
 
Is 80 the new 50? It is when you compare Americans' average life expectancy today -- about 78 -- with what it was a century ago, when the average American lived to about  50.
 
In "The Longevity Prescription," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Butler says that this three-decade dividend, as he calls it, doesn't have to be lived out in declining health as many assume.
 
Common ailments such as heart disease, arthritis and lung problems are arriving a full decade later than they did 100 years ago. This suggests that we have it within our power to increase the chances of staying healthy longer
Playlist Tracks: 
Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman
Album: 30 Greatest Hits; Label: Atlantic
Robert Butler - Longevity Prescription
Topics: Tips on living our healthiest and longest life
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Air Date: 
December 2, 2013

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