May 11, 2017, 9am PDT
Life expectancy may be rising in the nation as a whole, but in some areas it's going down. Regional gaps are widening.
April 12, 2016, 8am PDT
A new study, released this week, reveals the connections between geography and life expectancy.
April 10, 2015, 10am PDT
Research suggests a correlation between regional income inequality and poorer health. Several statistical and sociological causes may come into play.
February 25, 2014, 8am PST
“While average life expectancy for many cities far outstrips the non-urban regions of their country, there are others such as Johannesburg where it comes in way below,” according to an interactive feature on the Guardian’s Data Blog.
July 17, 2013, 5am PDT
In the U.S., were used to comparing our life expectancies with other countries, says Emily Badger, but in many cities one only needs to travel a mile to see decades of difference in average life spans. Stark new maps make these discrepancies clear.
December 13, 2012, 1pm PST
Modern medicine is prolonging our lives while our lifestyles are shortening it - that paradox is the main finding of the 2012 America's Health Rankings that ranked Vermont as the nation's healthiest state with Louisiana and Mississippi tied for last.