Strange as it may seem, surgeons in Italy recently performed brain surgery on a patient who performed on his saxophone during the operation, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. They explained that it helped them map the brain’s functionality was they cut away. Chief surgeon, Dr. Christian Brogna, explained that “Awake surgery makes it possible to map with extreme precision during surgery the neuronal networks that underlie the various brain functions such as playing, speaking, moving, remembering, counting.”
You’re never too old
“Gosh, no! I believe retirement is the enemy of longevity. Even in my younger years, I never once contemplated retirement. When you love what you do and are still capable of doing it, why would you want to retire?” So says Dr. Howard Tucker of Cleveland, OH who was first declared the world’s oldest practicing physician at the age of 98. He’s still going strong at the age of 100, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, which recently reaffirmed his title. The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] points out that his wife, Dr. Sue, who is 89 years old, is still a practicing psychoanalyst.
These eight “JOES” are an inspiration for America’s senior citizens, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. They call themselves, JOES, because they belong to a group known as the Jumpers Over Eighty Society. And they recently showed the stuff they’re made of when they jumped in formation at the International Skydiving Hall of Fame Celebration in DeLand, FL. Oh yeah, the stunt earned them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records previously held by a six man skydiving team of octogenarians.