Anti-Aging Medicine Now Part of the Mainstream

By Smith, Bruce | THE JOURNAL RECORD, December 3, 1998 | Go to article overview

Anti-Aging Medicine Now Part of the Mainstream


Smith, Bruce, THE JOURNAL RECORD


BLUFFTON, S.C. -- The quest for the fountain of youth, which once led Spanish explorers to the wilds of Florida, now leads to quite a different place -- a small office park among the outlet shops, golf courses and boutiques lining the road to posh Hilton Head Island.

Here at the Hilton Head Longevity Center, as well as a growing number of other centers and medical practices across the country, doctors practicing anti-aging medicine work to slow and even reverse the aging process.

What 15 years ago might have been considered medical sleight-of- hand has become mainstream medicine as doctors use hormone replacement therapy, nutritional supplements, diet and exercise programs to retard the effects of aging. "The focus right now is on improving the quality of life," said Dr. Thomas Newton, co-founder of the Hilton Head center that opened about a year ago and now has about 70 patients. Anti-aging medicine seeks to move life expectancy -- 76 to 79 years for Americans -- toward the limits of the human life span of about 120 years, allowing people to live longer, more active lives. Future medical advances might even increase the life span, Newton said. Donna Powell wasn't necessarily looking to live longer when she arrived at the center. She just wanted to live normally. She had symptoms that included hair loss, dry skin, low energy and cravings for food. A year and a half of tests with regular doctors found nothing. The clinic immediately diagnosed the condition as menopause, though she was just 45 and not having hot flashes. Doctors said she was a 45-year-old woman with a 55-year-old body. A month later, Powell was back to normal on a program of vitamin supplements, diet and exercise, and hormone replacement therapy. "It basically comes down to yourself," she said. "Am I worth this? …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Anti-Aging Medicine Now Part of the Mainstream
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.