Old age - it happens

The physician writer, Atul Gawande, has written a great article on how we age in The New Yorker. Let's face it, we are all going in the same direction..every one of us! Here are a few tidbits from Dr. Gawande's article:* The average life span in developed countries is 80 years. (At the time of the Roman Empire, the life expectancy was 28 years!)* Only six percent of longevity is inherited from


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