Gallery: New Yorkers are Living Longer than Ever Thanks to Public Healt...

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Whether aware of it or not, most New Yorkers lead fairly active lives. They walk to and from the subway, maneuver amidst the hustle and bustle of busy streets and bike more than ever before.

Thanks to public health initiatives and creative urban alternatives, New York City’s life expectancy has increased more than anywhere else in the United States. The death rate is lower than ever before thanks to initiatives to get New Yorkers physically active, limit public smoking, and improve the prevention and treatment of diseases such as HIV, heart disease, cancer and drug addiction.

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