Aging well: the complete guide to physical and emotional health
"Excellent . . . a gold mine of useful information."-Ann Landers Drawing on the expertise of top specialists at Harvard Medical School, this book provides practical prescriptions for staying healthy and minimizing the effects of aging. Readers get in-depth discussions of specific physical health problems, as well as a wide range of psychological issues. They learn how to benefit from the latest medical prescriptions for preventing cancer, hypertension, depression, heart disease, respiratory ailments, and a host of other conditions associated with aging, and receive expert advice and guidance on how to work with health professionals, HMOs, and insurance companies. This book includes self-care and caregiving advice. Jeanne Wei, MD (Boston, MA), is an Associate Professor of the Division on Aging at Harvard Medical School and the Gerontology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Sue Levkoff, ScD, MSW (Boston, MA), is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of the Department of Health and Social Behavior in the Harvard School of Public Health.
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What Is Aging?
Making the Health System Work for You
Users Guide to the Aging Mind and Body
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