"Old people don't need to take a pill, they need to take a walk," argues Stanford University physician Dr. Walter Bortz. He bashes the "corrupt," profit-driven U.S. healthcare system for distorting the goals of medical care. "Nobody's out there trying to prevent cancer, they're all so busy treating it because you get paid for it," he says.
Rife with inefficiency, injustice, corruption and rising costs, current medicine is exhibiting all the symptoms of a languishing patient, says Dr. Bortz. It may be time to put our medical system through major therapy. Simultaneously, a rigorous new science is teaching us that prevention truly is the best way to stay healthy. - Commonwealth Club of California
Walter Michael Bortz is an American physician who promotes the possibility of a 100-year lifespan while working at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is one of America's leading scientific experts on aging and has written several bestselling books.