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Live longer and better


Last updated 9/20/2007 at Noon

Growing old without pain is the goal of every human. However, if we want to increase our longevity and life quality, there are a few things to know. Why do we die early and can we prevent it?

In 2004, there were 2.4 million deaths in the USA. The top four causes account for 1.5 million of these deaths. These are heart disease (654,000), cancer (550,270), brain strokes (150,146) and emphysema/COPD (123,884).

Daily choices we make can predispose us to a premature death. Fortunately, by becoming more aware of the causes, we can make changes.

First, stop smoking! Each year, 500,000 deaths re...

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