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Live long and prosper, but how?

Black and white photo of centenarian Kate Willison holding a photograph of herself in her 20s.
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Centenarian Kate Willison holds a photograph of herself in her 20s.

Why do some people live longer than others, and what’s different in the Blue Zones? How can we slow down aging?

This hour, we look at genetic research to extend our lifespan. We also hear about ways to delay diseases and live our best life.

And, a geriatric physician tells us why Medicare must redesign its annual wellness visit.

Also, a SuperAgers study is now enrolling people 95 years and older!


Dr. Sofiya Millman: Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics; Director, Human Longevity Studies, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Patrick Coll: Medical Director for Senior Health, UConn Center on Aging

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Sujata Srinivasan is Connecticut Public Radio’s senior health reporter. Prior to that, she was a senior producer for Where We Live, a newsroom editor, and from 2010-2014, a business reporter for the station.
Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.