Minnesota's oldest resident dies

  • Article by: WARREN WOLFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 20, 2011 - 11:28 PM

The avid Scrabble player was fluent in Swedish.

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unemployableDec. 20, 1111:06 PM

Looks like Anna Stoehr is probably the last Minnesotan living from the nineteenth century since that century didn't end until 12-31-1900 23:59:59 plus 1 second.

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dunkirk57Dec. 20, 1111:26 PM

Article says "Like most people who reach age 110 or older -- called "super-centenarians" -- she was healthy most of her life and took prescription medications only for short-term illnesses." This the case with my 96 year old FIL also--no medications,not even aspirin, even when medication seems like a wise idea. But the question is whether these people are so healthy they don't need any prescriptions, and that's why they live so long? Or are our medication habits shortening lives? I think it's the first, but sometimes I wonder about the second.

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kamkamDec. 21, 11 6:41 AM

Best quote from the article: "You do things. You think about things," she said. "And then don't waste time fussing about things you can't change." Smart words to live by.

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nomedsDec. 21, 11 7:13 AM

"But the question is whether these people are so healthy they don't need any prescriptions, and that's why they live so long? Or are our medication habits shortening lives? I think it's the first, but sometimes I wonder about the second." There are plenty of studies showing that medications shorten lives greatly.

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mdmac2704Dec. 21, 1110:36 AM

I think there is often a comonality with these Super old people- that is late or no marriage; no or few children; avoidance of the everydy grind most of us are required to face. So pick your poison.

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philipp10Dec. 21, 1112:10 PM

Just say no to the doctors amd pharma pushing their meds. Most of them will shorten you life. If you need a med, first look at your lifestyle and figure out what your doing wrong. 9 time out of 10, you can change what you eat or get moving more. Big pharma only cares about the bottom line and not your health.

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