Did you know the life expectancy in the United States has increased from 68.14 in 1950 to 79.05 in 2022? Greater public education on health matters, increased focus on personal health, and major medical advances have all played key roles in improving life expectancy.

There have been many major medical advances that have contributed to a greater life expectancy. Here are just a few of them:

  • Vaccines
  • Modern pharmacology
  • Kidney dialysis
  • Organ transplants
  • Pacemakers
  • Bypass surgery
  • CPR
  • Oral rehydration therapy
  • Radiology
  • Angioplasty
  • Robotic surgery
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
  • 3D printing
  • Wearable devices
  • Brain mapping and genetic mapping

Science is beautiful. We are grateful for these medical advances and we look forward to many more as research and development continues around the world.

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