Longevity & Healthy Aging Expert
How old would you be if you did not know how old you were?
Almost everything we have been taught about growing older has been wrong. Frailty, heart disease, loss of an active sex life, and memory loss, are just a few problems typically associated with aging. All of these symptoms have less to do with chronology than with lack of conditioning. You can have a long, healthy life.

The good news is that you can gain vitality even in advanced ages. My research has provien this over and over again, as I have reported in my articles and boooks. I invite you to DARE to be 100 and beyond! Check out out my DARE to you, browse the articles in the Longevity Library, read the Robust-Aging Q & A of many of the most-asked questions about aging, longevity, and living a long, robust life.

About Dr. Bortz...
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Recognized as one of America's most distinguished scientific experts on aging and longevity. Dr. Walter Bortz's research has focused on the importance of physical exercise in the promotion of robust aging.  More »

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New Book 'Next Medicine' Available Now!
next medicineNext Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health, Dr. Bortz' new book, published by Oxford University Press.
In Next Medicine, Dr. Bortz shows how the defects of American healthcare threaten the stability of the nation. He argues that the financial interests of biotech and drug companies have eroded the values of the medical profession and placed profit before human well-being.
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New Book 'Roadmap to 100' Available Now!
roadmap to 100The Roadmap to 100: The Breakthrough Science of Living a Long and Healthy Life, Dr. Bortz' new book. With a baby boomer turning 60 every ten seconds, we are rapidly becoming an aging society. But cutting-edge research on the connection between age and disease shows us that many of the preconceptions we had about how to grow old need a second look. This groundbreaking book is full of take-away prescriptive advice which the nearly 75 million boomers in this nation will value. Top gerontologist and Stanford medical school professor Dr. Walter Bortz and co-author Randall Stickrod draw on new science and a 30-year longitudinal study of centenarians. More » | Order Roadmap to 100 »
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Buy Dr. Bortz's books on living longer at the Store, including Occupy Medicine, Living Longer for Dummies, Dare to Be 100,and Diabetes Danger.

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Mental:  Dr. Bortz has completed the research for his second book in 2 years and his sixth book overall. He is now completing the semi-final manuscript before publication.
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New: (Dec 17, 2013) Aging. Fate or Choice?, Active Over 50 (page 8)
New: (Nov 23, 2013) Roadmap to 100: The Science of Longevity, Dr. Bortz teaching class at OLLI@Berkeley
(April 8, 2013) Dr. Bortz on WPIX News
'DARE' to Be 100, Huffington Post (Apr 3, 2013)
July 30, 2012: RTE Ireland John Murray Show, Radio Interview Listen »
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July 18, 2012: Dr. Bortz lectures at Trinity College Dublin, The Plasticity of Human Aging Watch Lecture » | Map »
"Letters to Dr. Walter Bortz II", Active Over 50, Spring '10 (05): Dr. Bortz on his new book: read pdf »
"Letters to Dr. Walter Bortz II" archives, from Active Over 50 magazine:
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• Fall '09 #03 pdf »
• Sum. '09 #02 pdf »
• Spring '09 #01 pdf »
Winter '09: Cover story profile on Dr. Bortz:
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