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Rutgers University
Seniors can take charge and slow aging process [Senior Circles]

In November, Stephen Schimpff, M.D., of Columbia, retired chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center, and considered one of the world's foremost experts on health care, presented a talk on "How to Be Your Own Health Advocate," including tips on combating chronic illnesses and getting the best health care possible. Held at Linden Hall, in Ellicott City, the session was sponsored by the Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant, a planned not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, being built in Ellicott City. I wasn't able to attend Schimpff's talk so I scheduled an interview with him. Schimpff had three topics he wanted to discuss:...