Shopping Longer: America Is Aging

The United States currently has more than 55,000 centenarians. Surprised? A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that reaching the age of 100 may not be as difficult as one might think. Aggressive treatment of health problems is one theory behind the longevity of 700 people examined; good genes is another. But these aren't the only factors researchers believe play a role. Diet and

The United States currently has more than 55,000 centenarians. Surprised? A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that reaching the age of 100 may not be as difficult as one might think. Aggressive treatment of health problems is one theory behind the longevity of 700 people examined; good genes is another. But these aren't the only factors researchers believe play a role. Diet and lifestyle habits, along with exercise, are important, too. It's heartening news for t

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