aging http://kmuw.org en Americans Living Longer, But Quality Of Life In Jeopardy http://kmuw.org/post/americans-living-longer-quality-life-jeopardy <p></p><p>The 2012 edition of America's Health Rankings says medical advances are helping people live longer, but preventable illnesses and unhealthy behaviors are undermining the quality of that longer lifespan.</p><p>The big threats, according to the report from United Health Foundation, are obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and inactive lifestyles. Kansas ranks right in the middle of the 50 states, at 24th overall. However, Kansas has one of the highest obesity rates in the U.S., with more than 630,000 obese adults.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:44:07 +0000 Bryan Thompson 9749 at http://kmuw.org Americans Living Longer, But Quality Of Life In Jeopardy