SAGE Crossroads has finally put up the transcript for their last webcast, entitled "Is Biomedical Research the Right Road to Healthy Aging?" From where I stand, this well-mannered debate is a rhetorical question made possible by considering a false choice: is it better to extend healthy life span through basic healthcare improvements or spending more on medical research? The right - and obvious - answer is that we can and should do both. As I often point out, you have to take care of your health if you want to live long enough to benefit from the future of anti-aging medicine. Equally, this medicine must be researched and developed: that takes support, resources, and hard work.