The Mayo Clinic provides a somewhat whitewashed, clinical guide to the degeneration of "normal aging." This is a part of what we fight to prevent by supporting the development of a meaningful anti-aging research infrastructure and community - this and more than 100,000 deaths every day. Experiencing these degenerations is much more of a horror - living in a failing body is anything but clinical. Yet matters are improving: "The longest documented human life span is 122 years. Though a life span that long is rare, improvements in medicine, science and technology during the last century have helped more people live longer, healthier lives. If you were born in the early 1900s in the United States, your life expectancy was only about 50 years. Today it's around 77." Improvement can continue, and will move faster in the future - but only if we all help to make it happen.