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Good news, bad news.

The World Health Organization has new data out on the health of its 193 member states. First, the good news: for the first time life expectancy in the U.S. has passed 78 years. This means that children born in 2006 are expected to live longer than ever. Now the bad: according to a story by AP writer Mike Stobbe, "the United States continues to lag behind about 30 other countries in estimated life span." Hmmm ... it would probably help if all Americans had access to health care, like some of our longer-living European friends. (We're working on it. In the meantime, do yourself a favor and take your health into your own hands by checking out some healthy living tips.)

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