Want to Live a Bit Longer? Speak Up. – Washington Post

Published: February 17, 2009

“Did you know that women live longer than men?” I asked my wife.

Of course she did — and not just because, like me, she is a physician. Anybody who walks into a nursing home can see the imbalance. Most people’s grandmothers outlive their grandfathers, and 85 percent of centenarians are women. So my wife nodded, without paying much attention.Read More

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