November 29, 2011

Mayo focuses on ‘healthspan’


Do you want to live to 120, only to feel like you're 120? In the human quest for longevity -- if not immortality -- it's a question that often gets overlooked. But it's a core issue for a team of scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, whose work is reshaping the course of geriatric research nationally… "What elderly people don't want to do is live a very long time at all costs, feeling sick," said Dr. James Kirkland of Mayo's Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging. "What people want is to be independent and free of chronic disease and able to do things on their own."

Star Tribune by Jeremy Olson, 11/28/11

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Tags: aging, Dr. James Kirkland, Research

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