An Anti-Aging Pill? Think Twice

The diabetes drug metformin, sometimes taken to slow aging, may blunt the health benefits of exercise. By Gretchen Reynolds A popular diabetes drug sometimes is taken to slow aging may diminish some of the expected health benefits of aerobic exercise in healthy older adults, according to a new report. The drug, metformin, can blunt certain physical changes from exercise that normally help people to age well. The results raise questions about the relationship between pills and physical activity in healthy aging and also…

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Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris
Portrait of elderly woman. Closeup view.

Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris

Love, meaningfulness and the power of connection don’t stop just because we get old. By Barry Eisenberg. NYTimes  May 22, 2019 My Aunt Doris recently passed away, exactly two weeks before her birthday. She would have been 107. I have been involved in health care for my entire professional life, as a hospital executive, consultant, and professor of health care management. But the time spent with my aunt at the end of her life taught me more about living and dying than all…

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