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A doctor’s prescription for a long life

Dr. Liz Welty of Spokane
Dr. Liz Welty of Spokane

At lunch Thursday with one of my favorite people, Dr. Elizabeth Welty, who was a doctor in Spokane when women doctors were quite rare here, told me the "secret" to an active life at 96.

"Keep moving. Plan tomorrow."

And, I noted, she drank real coffee -- black.

(S-R archive photo of Dr. Welty in 2007)

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