Harvard Health Blog

Want to live to age 120? Most Americans say no

Posted August 07, 2013, 4:16 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Not that long ago, celebrating an 80th birthday was an uncommon event. I remember watching the 1950s TV show “You Bet Your Life” with Groucho Marx. On one of his shows, Groucho had an 81-year-old male contestant. The man received resounding applause just for being alive. Today, the average life expectancy in many developed countries is 80-plus…

To continue reading this article you must be registered.

Get Licensed Content to Harvard Health

If you are interested in licensing content from Harvard Health Publications, please contact us using our online form. Our licensing and business development professionals will help you leverage consumer health content from Harvard Medical School as a clear differentiator in helping achieve your business goals.

Contact Us

Customer Log In