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Unhealthy lifespan


Americans are living longer but spending more of those added years in poor health.

In fact, a 20-year old today can expect to live one less healthy year than ten years ago.

Researchers at the University of Southern California found the average period of a person's life spent with serious disease or loss of mobility has increased over the past few decades.

The percentage of the population with multiple diseases has also increased.

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