PERSONAL HEALTH; A Valuable Guide to Successful Aging

PERSONAL HEALTH; A Valuable Guide to Successful Aging

Personal Health column on outstanding new health book, Successful Aging, by Dr John W Rowe and Dr Robert L Kahn; book summarizes decade of solid research conducted by 16 prestigious scientists among thousands of older Americans and Swedish twins; project, sponsored by MacArthur Foundation, involved men and women age 70 and older living in normal environments outside nursing homes and hospitals; they were repeatedly examined by researchers seeking ‘the positive side of aging’; summary of six widely held myths about aging that authors believe should be demolished (M)

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