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Spectrum - May 28, 2010

Guest Opinion: Getting to 100 is a lot like running a marathon, one jog at a time

by Walter Bortz II

Last month I ran the Boston Marathon, nearly 40 years after my first run there. This year, 40 consecutive annual marathons later, I crossed the finish line in Copley Square, Boston.

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Walter Bortz II, M.D., a clinical associate professor of medicine at Stanford University, is nationally known as the author of earlier books on "robust aging" and longevity: "We Live Too Short and Die Too Long," "Dare to Be 100," "Living Longer for Dummies" and "Diabetes Danger." He is past co-chairman of the American Medical Association's Task Force on Aging, former President of The American Geriatrics Society and senior advisor to Healthy Silicon Valley, a community collaborative effort that addresses the soaring rate obesity and diabetes. He can be e-mailed


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