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Entries by Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. from 05/2013

Dare to Be 100 Book Review: Two Old Women

| Posted 05.07.2013 | Books

Originally written twenty years ago, the legend recounts the story of her tribe that inhabits the deep north of the Alaskan shelf where temperatures reach 50° below zero and the sun is totally absent in the winter months.

Dare to Be 100: Nature, Nurture, or Both?

| Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living

I am a student of the Serenity Prayer, which teaches, "Change what you can, accept what you must, but know the difference." I like the idea that most of this option is up to us. Among my life choices, I choose to be active. Age does not disqualify me from this imperative.

Dare to Be 100: Why Do Women Outlive Men?

| Posted 05.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Paradoxically, despite the fact that fewer males live into old age, the ones who do seem healthier and more robust than the ladies. Why?