- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Singer Neal Boyd dies after struggle with health issues (6/12/18)1
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
CDC- Americans living longer
Los Angeles Times
Americans are living longer than ever before and infant mortality is at a record low, according to a new report on the state of the nation's health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For instance, the average life expectancy at birth is now nearly 77 years, up from 47 a century ago. Today, the life expectancy is 74 years for men and nearly 80 for women, according to preliminary numbers.
The nation is also heftier than it was before the late 1970s. About 60 percent of adult Americans are overweight, as are 13 percent of children ages 6 to 11, according to early data.