Dying To Die Early? Check Your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol ... & Zip CodeMost people think that genetics and family history dictate your lifespan. But a new report from the CDC says otherwise. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, where you spend your life may be just as important as the cards your were dealt when you began your life. You see, in some areas of the country, people take better -- or worse-- care of themselves than in others.