Aging well: the complete guide to physical and emotional health

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Wiley, Apr 1, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 373 pages
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"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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AGING WELL The complete guide to Physical and Emotional Health Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., and Sue Levkoff, Sc.D. In this definitive, prescriptive guide to all aspects of aging, the authors—both top ... Read full review

Contents

What Is Aging?
3
Making the Health System Work for You
23
Users Guide to the Aging Mind and Body
37
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JEANNE WEI, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is an experienced gerontologic researcher, teacher of geriatricians and gerontologists, geriatric clinician, and academician. SUE LEVKOFF, Sc.D., is Associate Professor of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor in Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health. For ten years, she has been Director of the Harvard Upper New England Geriatric Education Center. She is the former President of the National Association of Geriatric Education Centers.

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