If You’re 65, You Have 18 to 20 More Years to Live

October 8, 2014 11:33 PM

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Older Americans are living longer than ever, with a life expectancy at age 65 of about 20 more years for women and 18 more years for men, according to a new government report.

Americans’ life expectancy from birth also reached a record high in 2012 — 78.8 years, said researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We can thank a healthier lifestyle, as well as fewer deaths from major diseases including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and...

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