life expectancy

Report: America’s health outlook worsens

Deaths from drug abuse and suicide—particularly among young people—are fueling a bleak life expectancy forecast.

Parenthood an elixir for longevity?

Researchers compare life expectancy with marital status and parenthood, to see whether having a child influences how long a person lives.

How long will you live?

Look to your parents. If mom and dad lived past 70, study suggests you may have a lower risk of dying from heart disease.

Americans living longer and better

Improvements in heart and vision care are likely behind the progress.

Chronic ills may add up to shortened life span

Combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years off life expectancy.