This was reported in yesterday's Voice of America News.
Life expectancy for Americans is the highest it has ever been. The average American born today can now expect to live almost 78 years. Americans are living longer and the number of deaths is declining.
"You would expect with an aging population for the number of deaths to increase, just because the population is older and people at older ages have higher death rates," says [Robert Anderson, at the National Center for Health Statistics].
Hmmm. Must be all that global warming.