Sitting at the intersection of emergency medicine and longevity medicine has allowed me to see that the field of longevity medicine should not neglect to encourage people to prepare for treatable emergencies. How tragic is it to imagine an individual who invests in an aggressive approach to avoiding chronic disease, only for them to perish from a treatable emergency?
While the data, evidence, and expert opinion is mixed, I believe that it’s important to measure homocysteine levels
There are several different companies now offering Multi-Cancer Early detection tests. The test I am writing about today is the Galleri test by GRAIL. This test works by looking for methylation patterns on cell-free DNA in blood samples. The test generates one of two possible results: “Cancer Signal Detected,” or “Cancer Signal Not Detected.”
In 1978, a pathologist performing a routine autopsy made a remarkable discovery — A 76 year old woman without any sign of atherosclerosis.
What’s so remarkable about this?
I’d like to approach my end with tranquility and dignity, to exert my will up until my last breath, to leave a legacy of strength and pride rather than fear and self-pity.
I am doubtful that if I were faced with my own mortality at this moment that I would live up to such grand expectations, which is why I wanted to highlight two inspiring stories that were in the news this week.
For this reason, though it’s very hard to do, I believe we should try to avoid applying guidelines without attention to the particularities of each individual patient.
It’s possible to envision a future version of ourselves as a more robust, vigorous, and resilient person, and then to bring that person into reality.