Promoting Health versus Curing Diseases in Old Age Question

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Answer ONE of the following questions. Be sure to address all parts of the posed question. Be sure to use evidence to support your argument:

A.) In your opinion, how much emphasis should be placed on promoting health versus curing diseases in old age? What are the benefits AND consequences of emphasizing one over the other? Think both of benefits and consequences at the individual level as well as at the societal level. Refer to the reading assignments for support for your answer. What if prevention/curing disease succeeded in significantly prolonging the human life span? (or life expectancy?) Is your guess that it will be simply extending years of life or might it be extending a healthy period of living? What might be the consequences at the individual and the societal level if either event occurs. Refer to the text to support your answer.

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