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Golden years shorter, sicker in Southern states

If you're 65 and living in Hawaii, here's some good news: Odds are you'll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you'll likely be in pretty good health. Full story

US life expectancy up, but where you live is key, study shows

   Americans are living longer, but are still lagging behind other countries when it comes to our health, a new health survey shows. NBC News' Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

NBC News Update: July 11th, 2013

   Jury deliberations coming soon in the George Zimmerman trail, 911 calls from the plane crash in San Francisco and where you live could impact your life expectancy.

US sicker than other developed nations

   A new snapshot of America’s health from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation shows people in the U.S. are living longer, however, their health depends on which city they live in. Furthermore, the overall pace of improvement in Americans’ health is slower than that of other high-income coun

America’s health: We’re living longer, but not better

A new study highlights some of the reasons the United States is falling so far behind other developed countries by most measures of public health. Full story

Study: Air pollution cut northern China lifespans

A new study links heavy air pollution from coal burning to shorter lives in northern China. Researchers estimate that the half-billion people alive there in the 1990s will live an average of 5½ years less than their southern counterparts because they breathed dirtier air. Full story

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  Need for increased access to medical care acute in New Orleans

New Orleans residents who are black are more likely to have chronic health conditions than residents who are white. Dr. Denese Shervington, CEO of the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies, Dr. Aletha Maybank, co-founder of the Artemis Medical Society, Tonya Lewis Lee, founder of"