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APR Special: Spotlight Health 2015, Show #2

Mar 17, 2015

Credit feministing.com

Good afternoon, you’re listening to Spotlight Health, on Aspen Public Radio.

This is the second episode in our series on critical health issues.

Today, we’ll find out what living longer can mean both emotionally and logistically.

“I ask people on a regular basis, if you have an extra 30 years, where would you put them. And no one has ever said, ‘I’d want to make old age longer.’ ”

We’ll also hear about one way of becoming younger by using blood. That’s right, blood.

“If you connect with an old animal to a young animal, such that they have a single, shared circulatory system, the tissues of the older animal began to heal better.”

Sounds a little creepy, doesn’t it?

That’s this hour, on Spotlight Health.

Guests: Laura Carstensen, Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity & Dr. Tom Rando, Director of the Glenn Laboratories for the Biology of Aging at the Stanford University School of Medicine.