For Women, Living Longer Doesn't Always Mean Living Better

Posted on January 23rd, 2012 by

Women live longer than men in the United States by almost five years. According to United Nations data, women in the U.S. have a life expectancy of 81.3 years versus 76.7 years for men. That is a significant difference. But are women living longer and still enjoying life? When you consider the major diseases that rob us of the women in our lives, heart disease and cancer spring to mind.

Huffington Post, by Dr. Mary O’Connor, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Fla., 1/18/2012

Tags: Cancer, Cardiology, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Women's Health

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