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In Depth / Living Longer, Living Better (American Health Report) #625468

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 30, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) Increase in life expectancy among Americans reported; drop in deaths from several major causes of death noted; correlation between health and education level reported; comparisons of life expectancies of United States and other countries noted. [Supervisor Elsie PANNOCK - says the education and income link to health was apparent; emphasizes need for education.] [Families United States of America Judy WAXMAN - says poor people will be sicker than others; says this study should be a warning.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Interview held with Mt. Sinai Department of Geriatrics director Dr. Christine Kessel. [KESSEL - says she believes we can raise average life expectancy greatly; says older people are healthier now.]

Hager, Robert;
Williams, Brian

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