‘Selling the Fountain of Youth’ author to speak

Arlene Weintraub

The quest for the fountain of youth has become a fountain of profit for the anti-aging industry and a waste of money for the youth-seekers, says award-winning investigative reporter Arlene Weintraub, who will discuss her findings at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Weintraub, a Tucson native and former senior health writer for BusinessWeek, spent years researching the anti-aging industry for her book, “Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease Out of Getting Old — and Made Billions,” which was published in September.

Can pills, creams, and hormones really cure what ails you, restore your energy, revitalize your skin, extend your life and increase your libido? Are plant-derived hormones really

better and safer than animal-derived ones? What is the best anti-aging treatment around? Weintraub will answer these questions and more at the free talk and book-signing, sponsored by Temple Emanu-El’s Women of Reform Judaism.

Weintraub, a New York-based freelance health and science reporter whose work has appeared in such media outlets as USA Today, U.S. News & World Report and Technology Review, has won awards from the New York Press Club, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Foundation for Biomedical Research and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

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