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Entries by Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. from 07/2013

Dare to Be 100: 100 Miles in One Day

| Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living

At the top of my personal fascinations is the ongoing search for evidence of the human potential. I seek to know what our limits are and what stretches and contracts them. A perpetual review is how long we might live. But more important are the elements that affect this potential.

Dare to Be 100: How Old Is Old?

| Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

To be 500 is not old if you are a tree. But for us humans, a different calendar applies. A good place to start in addressing this question is to refl...

Dare to Be 100: Why Live? To Be Necessary

| Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Being necessary conveys many implications, small and grand. The dimensions of these applications, grandiose or minimal, are not so important as their direction. Being necessary to me means being an energy source, rather than an energy sink.

Dare to Be 100: How Fast Do We Age?

| Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Some of us seem old at 50. Others are still frisky at 90. The heterogeneity of old folks is taken by some to be one of the identifying characteristics...

Dare to Be 100: Sex and Aging... Tend Your Ember

| Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living

"Snow on the roof, fire in the furnace," captures the increasingly discussed and studied topic of older sexuality. Talk about a taboo! The whole doma...