Dr. David Lipschitz is a nationally syndicated lifestyle columnist for Creators Syndicate. His work can be seen in publications such as the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, The Asheville Tribune, The Oklahoman, El Paso Times and others. This is a collection of the very best of Lifelong Health from January to June 2014.
Physician, author and award-winning television host Dr. David A. Lipschitz leads the nation with innovative approaches to growing older, focusing on health maintenance and disease prevention.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. David received an M.D. and Ph.D from the University of Witwaterstrand before immigrating to the United States in 1972.
Upon arriving in America, Dr. David trained as a hematologist at the University of Washington in Seattle. After three years at the University of Kansas Medical School, he joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology.
In Little Rock, Dr. David began research on the effects of aging on nutrition and on blood and bone marrow. He has received long-standing grant support from the National Institute on Aging and is recognized as one of the premier experts in this field. Dr. David’s research interest in aging led to an ever-increasing focus on the unique medical needs of older people. In 1995, he assumed the position of director of the Center on Aging at UAMS. Under his leadership, UAMS received a gift of $30.2 million from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to establish the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics and to build a facility to house the new program. This department is the second of its kind in the nation.
Well-respected in the medical community, Dr. David has served as chair of the Research Committee of the American Geriatrics Society and chair of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs. He has also been consistently listed in “Best Doctors in America,” a publication of the one percent of the American physicians recognized by their peers as the best in their field. As an expert in the field of nutrition and aging, he has been featured on the Today Show, discussing aspects of vitamins and mineral use in older people.
Dr. David is one of the most recognized geriatricians in the nation. In collaboration with Arkansas Education Television Network (AETN), he has completed a 26-part TV series entitled Aging Successfully with Dr. David. The program has received two Auroras, two Tellys, a Videographer Award, a Cine award for excellence in Television, and has on two occasions been a finalist for a Freddie award.
Dr. David was recently awarded the Arkansas Cultural Enrichment (ACE) award for his Aging Successfully series and his leadership in geriatric care. Dr. David is widely sought after as a speaker because of his obvious warmth, enthusiasm, humor and extremely positive and upbeat message. He has a unique ability to explain health issues to a general audience, giving lectures that promote self-esteem and emphasize that it is never too early or too late to pay attention to your health. The series has aired in virtually every PBS market nationally.
In October 2002, his book entitled “Breaking the Rules of Aging” was published by Lifeline press. Of this book, Dr. Robert Butler, first director of the National Institute on Aging, wrote, “’Breaking the Rules of Aging’ provides readers with all the information they need to enjoy a healthy and vigorous future. Dr. David is the Dr. Spock of aging and a must-read.” Additionally, Dr. David is a weekly columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and makes monthly appearances on Good Morning, Arkansas.
Join Billy Graham as he shares the challenges of fading strength but still standing strong in his commitment to finishing life well.
Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life,” said Billy Graham, known by many as God’s Ambassador. “I would have never guessed what God had in store for me, and I know that as I am nearing home, He will not forsake me the last mile of the way.”
Nearing Home, written by Billy Graham in his nineties, explores the challenges of aging while gleaning foundational truths from Scripture. Billy Graham invites us to journey with him as he considers the golden years while anticipating the hope of being reunited with his wife, Ruth, in his heavenly home that eclipses this world. “When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice,” said the author. “Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. —Acts 20:24 (ESV)
“Explore with me not only the realities of life as we grow older but also the hope and fulfillment and even joy that can be ours once we learn to look at these years from God’s point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day.” —BILLY GRAHAM
This is the book that can show us how to turn back our biological clocks—how to put off 70% of the normal problems of aging (weakness, sore joints, bad balance) and eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury. The key to the program is found in Harry's Rules: Exercise six days a week. Don't eat crap. Connect and commit to others. There are seven rules all together, based on the latest findings in cell physiology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and experimental psychology. Dr. Lodge explains how and why they work—and Chris Crowley, who is living proof of their effectiveness (skiing better today, for example, than he did twenty years ago), gives the just-as-essential motivation.
Both men and women can become functionally younger every year for the next five to ten years, then continue to live with newfound vitality and pleasure deep into our 80s and beyond.