According to the article found here, the devastating event of natural aging should be recognized as a disease - and treated accordingly. Apparently, "chronological aging -- is relentless and unstoppable. But experts studying the science of aging say it's time for a fresh look at the biological process -- one which recognizes it as a condition that can be manipulated, treated and delayed." Great - living may one day be considered a disease. I can't imagine how painful it would be to be diagnosed as old.