Top Docs 2016

Top Doctors 2016: The Best Physicians in Boston

Find the right doctor for you with our new list of Boston's best physicians in 60 specialties. Plus: How to (almost) live forever, and more stories from our annual Top Docs issue. —Edited by Brittany Jasnoff

I Wanted Eternal Life

Then I talked to some of the world’s best scientists about what it means to grow old.

The Future of Aging

The human body isn’t built to last. Cells die, muscles break down, eyes weaken, joints buckle, and organs fail. But piece by piece, ambitious researchers around the city are devising ways to keep us up and running longer than ever.

I Got Over the Fear of Aging. I Turned 100.

Mildred Macisaac, 100, and her 103-year-old sister, Agnes Buckley, are sister centenarians who participated in Boston Medical Center’s Long Life Family Study. Here, Macisaac shares a century of wisdom.

Six Easy Ways to Exercise Your Brain and Body

When it comes to aging, there are some things beyond our control. Happily, staying fit—both cognitively and physically—isn’t one of them. Ahead, six easy ways to slow the sands of time, courtesy of local experts.

I Tried to Freeze Time

Is there anything we won’t do to look younger? I journeyed into the frozen tundra of a Newbury Street med spa to find out.

Forever Young

Call them intrepid, call them insane—just don’t call them old. Here are four ways local scientists and celebrities have gone the extra mile (and then some) to stop time from marching on.