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Doctor offers tips for aging optimally; good advice for Kentuckians, who rank 49th in senior health

As life expectancy for both men and women keeps rising, it’s important to adopt a handful of healthy habits that include things like exercising and staying social to ensure that you “age optimally.” That was the main message of Dr. Christian Furman, a geriatric physician from Louisville, on an episode of “Kentucky Health” with Dr. Wayne Tuckson on Kentucky Educational...

Life expectancy varies widely across U.S. but is much lower in eight counties in Kentucky

Life expectancy varies widely among U.S. counties, and has been decreasing in a few of them,¬†says a study by researchers from the University of Washington and Erasmus University Medical Center¬†in the Netherlands. The study, which used county-level data from 1980 to 2014, found that “life expectancy at birth for both sexes combined was 79.1, but differed by 20.1 years between the counties with...