Baby boomers turning 65 – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The current generation of older people is much healthier and living longer than their predecessors. Dr. Marie Bernard, a deputy director at NIH explains this in part because of the availability of antibiotics and vaccines as well as other advances in technology.
Bernard: All of those things combined seem to be contributing to people living on average to age 72 from birth or older depending upon your ethnicity and gender. And if you make it to age 65 currently, you're likely to make it to 85. If you make it to 85, you're very likely to make it to 92.
Narrator: For more information on aging, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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