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The Next Public Health Crisis: Longevity
New York Times

Since her appointment as dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in 2008, Dr. Linda P. Fried, a geriatrician, has sought to make the dramatic aging of the world’s population, and its myriad ramifications, one of the pillars of education for the 1,100 graduate students there. Since 1900, life expectancy for the average American has increased by three decades, creating a host of medical, financial and public policy challenges.