Bullet with Your Name on It: What You'll Probably Die from and What You Can Do about It

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Clerisy Press, Oct 1, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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EveryoneOCOs going to die; the only question is, how? Soldiers refer to this certainty as ?a bullet with your name on it.OCO For each person, though, there can be many bullets ? and by knowing where to look, and what actions to take, readers may be able to dodge most of them. Consumers looking for reliable medical advice face a barrage of uncertain, often contradictory, and occasionally deadly misinformation, with as many prescriptions for better living as there are lobbying groups and pharmaceutical companies. Avery Hurt sifts through the chaff of current medical hype to focus on the key health issues that everyone faces. She simplifies the current research on risk factors for heart disease, cancer, AlzheimerOCOs, and other conditions so that readers can make meaningful decisions based on their own situations and lifestyles. Through her by-the-numbers approach, readers can adopt preventative steps that lessen their odds for contracting terminal illnesses."
 

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Contents

Diabetes
127
The Fruit Basket
128
The Cancer Connection
130
The Nature of the Beast
131
Play Period
133
Dangerous Duo
134
Syndrome X
136
Risk Factors
137

Not in Our Stars but in Our Genes
18
The Usual Suspects
26
If Only I Had Known
33
Risk Factors to the Rescue
36
The Good the Bad and the Alarmed
37
Scary Monster or Misunderstood Giant?
41
The Bad Guys
45
Cardiovascular Disease
51
Risk Factors
53
The Crown Jewel of Heart Disease
58
Take a Quarter of an Aspirin and Call Me in the Morning
61
Heart Failure
64
Sticky Yellow Ichor
65
Stroke
69
Hypertension
71
How High Is High?
72
Lose It
74
Heres to Your Heart
77
New Kids on the Block
79
Prevention
82
Seven Countries and Framingham Massachusetts
83
One for the Ladies
88
Move It
91
Cancer
93
On the Road
94
Sunshine on My Shoulders Makes MeHealthy?
97
The Cell that Wouldnt Die
100
More on Mutations
102
A Breath of Fresh Air
104
Living Well
107
You Are What You Eatand Arent What You Dont Eat
108
Immediate Payoff
111
We Are FamilyBut Just What Degree of Family?
114
Get Moving
115
Stay Slim
116
Risk Factors
117
Prostate
119
Lung
120
Esophageal
121
Ovarian
122
Stomach
123
Bladder
124
Testicular
125
Melanoma
126
Prediabetes
138
The Diet Bazaar and Diets Bizarre
140
Body Mass Index BMI Table
142
Calories InCalories Out
143
Programmed Eating
145
The Big Guys
149
How Much Is Plenty?
151
Which Is Which? The Skinny on the Popular Diets
154
Cookbook Tips
156
What about Those Pills?
157
One More Rep
161
Dont Be a YoYo
162
Alzheimers and Other Dementias
165
More Elastic Than We Thought
168
Reducing Those Risks
172
Famous People with Alzheimers
174
Osteoporosis and Arthritis
177
Sins of the Past
178
Disease of the Month
179
Risk Factors
181
Boning Up
185
Not Just Calcium
186
Arthritis
188
Risk Factors
189
Joint Protection
191
Food Again
193
CHAPTER SEVEN Gastrointestinal Diseases
195
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
197
Gastritis
198
Diverticular Disease
200
Peptic Ulcer
201
Odds and Ends
203
Allergies and Asthma
204
Kidney Stones
205
Gallstones
206
Multiple Sclerosis
207
Parkinsons Disease
208
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS
209
Hepatitis A and B
210
AgeRelated Hearing Loss
211
Epilepsy
212
Index
214
About the Author
216
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About the author (2009)

Avery Hurt writes regularly about health issues for national publications including Newsweek, Better Homes & Gardens, and Life Health. A full-time writer with 20 years experience, she is also a contributing editor to The New Physician. Avery has also written for many medical center publications including University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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