Dr. Perls is a geriatrician and researcher in the study of aging at Boston University School of Medicine. As an associate professor in medicine he cares for older patients with complex medical problems and challenging affronts to their independence, while also directing the National Institute on Aging-funded New England Centenarian Study (the NECS). The NECS is the largest study of people living to 100 years and beyond in the world. He also directs the Long Life Family Study at BU. These studies are leading the way in finding out how and why centenarians and their kids, who are in their seventies and eighties, live the vast majority of their lives disability-free and in the case of supercentenarians, people who live to 110 and beyond with age-related diseases not occurring until the very end of life. Read More >
Secrets Toward Living a Long Life
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I think he did a great job fielding the q&a--as I suspected, some attendees hit him with specific inquiries about various herbs and natural healing therapies, but he was graceful, considerate, and articulate with all of his answers. They're so hungry for advice from a doctor, it's ridiculous."