S. Jay Olshansky on Why the Message is All About Extending Health

S. Jay Olshansky is a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Much of Dr. Olshanky's research has focused on the upper limits to human longevity and the health and public policy implications associated with aging.  We had an opportunity to connect with Jay at the recent SOA Living to 100 Symposium.

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Five Questions for Don McNay

Don MaNay is a financial columnist, a Huffington Post contributor and an expert in the field of structured settlements. 

Don’s financial guidance is refreshingly straightforward, filled with good common sense, and geared towards a Main Street audience.  His most recent book is titled Wealth Without Wall Street: A Main Street Guide to Making Money. 

We had an opportunity to speak to Don about his financial practice and his most recent book.  


David Stipp on Anti-Aging Science and the Need to Hedge Longevity Risk in Retirement

David Stipp has written about science, medicine, the environment and biotech since 1982 for The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Salon, Science and other publications. He led Fortune’s science and medical coverage from 1995 to 2005 as a senior writer, and from 1982 to 1995 covered science and medicine as a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Over the past decade he has written extensively on the science of aging.  In 1998 he won a National Association of Science Writers’ award for best magazine article, and in 1993-4 served as a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David’s most recent book, The Youth...

Centenarians are the Fastest Growing Demographic

Centenarians are people who live to 100 years of age or more. This group of people happens to be the fastest growing demographic in the developed world. In the United States, for example, the centenarian population is doubling every decade. Scientists are actively studying this segment of the population with the hope of gaining insights into what drives longevity .
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Sardinian Diet Provides Longevity Insights

Dan Buettner explores the world's Blue Zones and researches longevity as a writer for National Geographic magazine. As the author "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People who have Lived the Longest," Buettner shares his thoughts about the link between longevity and the rather basic diet of the people of Sardinia. The Sardinian diet is heavy on bread, cheese and very dark red wine. Meats are consumed infrequently and fish is relatively unimportant. Nuts, fruits and vegetables...
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