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    Default Medical Myths: All About Aging

    Tim Newman
    September 7 2020

    In the latest installment of our Medical Myths series, we tackle myths associated with aging. Because aging is inevitable and, for some people, frightening, it is no surprise that myths abound.

    Around 300,000 generations ago, the human species split from an ancient ancestor that we share with chimpanzees. Since then, human life expectancy at birth has doubled.
    Over the last 200 years, life expectancy at birth has doubled again. As animals go, humans perform well in longevity.
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will double from about 11% to 22%.”

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    That's an encouraging article. I continue to do my physical therapy. Even though it has no effect on the pain of bursitis, it continues to strengthen my core. And since I'm not carrying 50-pound bags of livestock feed every week any more, I think it's important to maintain some level of fitness in any way that I can.
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