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The Longevity Project | Part 3: Despite nation-leading longevity, Colorado mountain communities face significant health challenges

February 15, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the third installment in a four-part series from the Summit Daily News. Read Part 1: What's the secret behind Colorado mountain towns' peerless longevity? Part 2: Is Summit County a Blue Zone, a designation for areas around the world that have a

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The Longevity Project | Part 2: How do Colorado’s long-lived mountain towns stack up to the rest of the world?

February 8, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the second installment in a four-part series from the Summit Daily News. Read Part 1 here. Marie Zdechlik lives in a house with a red-tiled roof off of Fifth Avenue in Frisco. She blows snow off her walkway by herself. She

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The Longevity Project | Part 1: Why do residents of Colorado’s mountain towns live longer than anyone else in the U.S.?

February 1, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the first installment in a four-part series from the Summit Daily News. Additional parts will appear each Friday this month. Find more information on the Longevity Project and the rest of the series here. Chuck Kauffman can't sit still. Even at

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Active High Country seniors nominated for The Longevity Project

January 30, 2018 — As part of our Longevity Project — a four-part editorial series and a live event in Breckenridge — the Summit Daily recently asked residents in Summit and Eagle counties to submit nominations for their favorite active seniors living in the mountains. Here are those nominations:

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Buy tickets to hear longevity expert speak in Breckenridge on the secrets to a long life

January 29, 2018 — Why does Summit County, and other prosperous Colorado mountain counties, have the highest life expectancy in the country? Speaker Tony Buettner, with the Blue Zones Project, will provide science-based answers on Tuesday, Feb. 27 during the Summit Daily News' "The Longevity Project" event at the

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Summit Daily News to host longevity event, book discussion next month

January 28, 2018 — Why does Summit County, and other prosperous Colorado mountain counties, have the highest life expectancy in the country? Speaker Tony Buettner, with the Blue Zones Project, will provide science-based answers on Tuesday, Feb. 27 during the Summit Daily News' "The Longevity Project" event at the

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2017 Year in Review: Great health news for Summit County, but at a steep cost

December 29, 2017 — Editor's note: The Summit Daily is counting down the top stories of 2017. 2017 was a banner year for physical health in Summit County, which was crowned the healthiest county in the nation in several key categories. However, great health comes at a steep cost,

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Summit County has the highest life expectancy in the nation, according to new study

May 8, 2017 — Summit County's life expectancy is the highest in the nation, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 2014, the latest year that data is available, Summit's expected longevity was 86.83 years. That narrowly edged out the neighboring

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Summit County ranks eight in the state for health outcomes, report says

April 11, 2017 — Summit County earned high marks in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's annual report on health statistics, coming in eighth out of the 58 Colorado counties graded for health outcomes and ninth for health factors. That puts Summit slightly behind the other ski country counties of

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Summit County has had lowest cancer mortality rate in the nation for decades

January 27, 2017 — Summit County has had the lowest cancer mortality rate in the nation for more than 30 years, according to an extensive new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Summit's cancer death rate was the lowest of any other county in 1980

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