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African-Americans Are Living Longer, But Racial Gap Persists

Nurse Talking with Senior Patient Medical Team

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths of blacks in America have dropped by nearly 25 percent. However, life expectancy for blacks is still four years less than that of whites. Worse still, younger blacks are likely to have and die from chronic diseases plaguing elderly whites, such as diabetes and heart disease. Read more about the CDC study at CNN.