Price: $210.00

    Code: 1185

    This video features an interview with Walter M. Bortz, M.D., author of the best-selling book, We Live Too Short and Die Too Long. Bortz, a clinical associate professor at the Stanford University Medical School and former Chair of the American Geriatrics Society, contends in this video that living to the age of 100, and even beyond, is natural. Challenging previous medical notions that key human organs-e.g., the heart, kidneys, lungs-decline with age, Dr. Bortz argues instead that the body is virtually infinitely renewable, and that we are physically and mentally capable of living far longer and with greater vitality than has ever been expected before. Drawing upon a lifetime of professional and personal experience-including physics, biology, nursing-home studies, brain dissections, thermodynamics, metabolic research and gerontology meetings-Dr. Bortz outlines eight steps toward "aging successfully," which include advice for both the body and the mind.

    Directed by Noel Fox
    1997, 30 minutes
    Purchase: $210 Classroom Rental: $50

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    “One of the strengths of the video is Dr. Bortz’s extensive professional experience and insight into the health and well-being of older adults. The translation of this vast amount of knowledge into information that general audiences can understand is a definite contribution to the field of aging.” - Science Books & Films ( American Association for the advancement of Science