But a curable disease? If this controversial idea gains acceptance, it could radically change the way we treat getting old

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Dr. Julie Rickard thought her visit to Wisconsin over the Christmas holiday would bring a break from her day job working in suicide prevention in Wenatchee, Wash.

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Precarity, justice, and choice. The field of bioethics has worked hard to promote patient choice, especially in the context of end-of-life care

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Ten residents slipped away from their retirement community one Sunday afternoon for a covert meeting in a grocery store cafe. They aimed to answer a taboo question: When they feel they have lived long enough, how can they carry out their own swift and peaceful death?

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Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more about what controls our genes, and could eventually help us find a way to slow ageing – or stop it altogether

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In the American health care system, age shapes patients’ options. Most people over age 65 are eligible for Medicare, which is inaccessible to almost everyone under 65

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The race for the cure to aging sparks hope and hype among top scientists — plus billions of dollars in investment.

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Nothing so alters a person as learning you have a terminal illness

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