U.S. Life Expectancy Is Now Longer Than Ever

October 8, 2014 9:12 PM

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U.S. Life Expectancy Is Now Longer Than Ever

We're continuing to gather the science about what happens when we die, but it turns out we've still got plenty of life to live: A new report shows that Americans are about to live longer than we ever have before.

The report, recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics, reveals that the life expectancy is now 78.8 years for U.S. babies born in 2012 (the most recent year available). More specifically, life expectancy is now 76.4 years for males and 81.2 years for females. Also, the report sh...

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