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Life expectancy slips, stroke dips to No. 4 killer
USA Today

U.S. life expectancy has dropped slightly — by about a month — after mostly inching up for many years, the government reported Thursday. The preliminary report indicates that a baby born in 2008 can expect to live to 77.8 years if current trends continue. That’s down a bit from an all-time high of 77.9 years for 2007. A similar dip occurred in 2005, and life expectancy also dropped in 1993.