Boomers live longer, but sicker, than parents

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

Despite a growing number of health clubs and diet and exercise trends, baby boomers aren't nearly as healthy as their parents were. "People are living longer sicker," said Andrew Adams, an assistant professor of medicine at Temple. People live longer despite worse health because advances in medicines and medical technology have exceeded, so far, the harm done by poor health habits. But this isn't a good public health outcome, he said.