U.S. lags in life expectancy gains

Smoking, obesity, sedentary habits all contributors

3:18pm, January 25, 2011

Despite getting high marks for treating cancer and heart disease, the United States is failing the ultimate test of its health care system, a new study finds, trailing other developed countries in life expectancy gains.

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