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Dare to Be 100: Premiere Thanatologist Dr. Joann Lynn

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Joanne and I are soulmates. We both tilt at windmills. The most frequent response to my entreaties to restore soul to our "profession" is "wishful." "...

Elderly Women Prefer Death to Suffering a Hip Fracture

Andrew Dudley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrew Dudley

Speaking at the 7th International Conference of the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD), Professor Maria Fiatarone from the U...

Dare to Be 100: Aging and the Serenity Prayer

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Now in my 85th year of life I have learned from an innumerable number of texts. Most of these were written into my protoplasm by natural selection. Ea...

Frail

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

Those with debilitating illnesses, hardly just MS, fight the battle for self-esteem. Our physical failures challenge our ability to get by each day. That chisels away our pride at who we are and what we do, no matter the arena

Dare to Be 100:Use It or Lose It

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Frailty is the common pathology seen in most older persons, not because they are old, but because they have lost their physical vitality along the way. Fitness is cheap, safe, universally effective and available. What drug can make these claims?

Dare to Be 100: Reformulating Global Health

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The new global health focus has a big agenda to confront, but we are fortunate that the system at last seems to be waking me up to the new reality.

5 Tips for Choosing Your Health Span (Yes, You Can!)

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

While most people are rarely confined to the complete inactivity of bed rest, we are all affected -- incrementally -- by lower levels of physical activity. Ultimately, this has significant implications for how we think about what it means to grow old, and indeed, what "normal" aging really is.

Follow The Boomer Money: End Of Sarcopenia, Compression Of Morbidity

Brent Green | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Brent Green

Strong muscles mean stronger, sometimes longer lives. Through sarcopenia mitigation, Boomers can compress their morbidity -- thereby lessening the burdens of old age illnesses by compressing an unwanted time of life into the shortest period possible before the final exit.

Artistic Comeback? From Where? Matthew McConaughey's Best Films, Post-Stardom

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Much of the babbling over this weekends The Lincoln Lawyer has been about the idea that the well-reviewed legal thriller represents some kind of artistic reawakening for Mr. Matthew McConaughey.