Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigApr 18, 2016
Between 2001 and 2014, the difference in life expectancy between the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans and the poorest 1 percent widened to 14.6 years for men and 10.1 years for women, a study published by the American Medical Association shows. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 12, 2010
As the Salon scribe points out, it can be "quite difficult to really internalize" America's superpower implosion, but the numbers don't lie. Our life expectancy ranking is dropping like a rock, while we're getting better and better at imprisoning, executing and selling guns to people. USA! USA! Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Moshe Adler / TruthdigSep 30, 2010
Fidel Castro recently told The Atlantic that the Cuban model does not work anymore, not even for Cuba. But according to statistics collected by none other than the CIA, the Cuban model has actually worked very well. Fidel Castro recently said the Cuban model does not work anymore, but according to CIA statistics, it has actually worked very well. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 13, 2007
Here's the good news: Significant drops in heart disease and strokes, two leading causes of death among Americans, have contributed to the highest life expectancy in the country's history, which rose to 77.9 years in the latest report released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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