One of us is a 100-year-old physician who has been in an ongoing research study since 1917, and the other is a baby-boomer health researcher who has been heavily involved in conducting that remarkable study.
The discoveries of The Longevity Project give us probabilities and cannot say with certainty how healthy a person will remain and how long any individual will live, but things are looking really good for President Obama.
The first four U.S. presidents -- Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison -- plus Benjamin Franklin -- lived an average of more than 82 years, and they did so without the benefit of modern medical care.
In 1990, two psychologists embarked on a research project seeking answers to the question, "What makes for a long life?" Divorce, it turns out, plays a significant role in longevity, particularly for children of divorce.