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Gap Widens Between Rich and Poor Life Spans

High-income people live longer than those with low-incomes, and the gap between the two groups is growing, according to the latest research.

Patients wait to be seen at the People's Community Clinic in Austin, which provides state-subsidized women's health services to low-income women, in July 2014.

High-income people live longer than those with low-incomes, and the gap between the two groups is growing, according to the latest research. Public health experts say smoking, eating habits and prescription drug abuse account for much of the disparity. (The New York Times)

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