Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Guide to Good Health: What Every Forty-plus Woman Should Know about Her Changing Body

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Harcourt Brace, 1996 - Medical - 447 pages
They say "life begins at forty." Never have women and men enjoyed such good health and lived for so long as we do now. Rather than merely growing old gracefully, women over forty today look forward to remaining active and getting the most out of life. Dr. Nancy Snyderman can help you maintain your vitality and good health into middle age and beyond. As a forty-four-year-old woman, mother of three, and a physician, she knows what women can expect as we age and how to stay well. With wit, personality, and authority Dr. Snyderman discussesHow heart disease is as much a risk for women as for menWhich cancers specifically affect womenWhat to do to get in shape for a late pregnancyWhat are normal signs of aging and what could signal a chronic diseaseWhy self-care and preventive maintenance are so valuableThis comprehensive, accessible, and thoroughly informative book is the modern woman's medical bible.

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Snyderman, a surgeon and medical correspondent for Good Morning America and Day & Date, has compiled a well-balanced book on health issues affecting women after age 40. These include heart disease and ... Read full review



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Nancy L. Snyderman was born in 1952 and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She received a B.A. in microbiology from Indiana University in 1974 and received a M.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1977. She initially planned a career in pediatrics, but switched to otolaryngology in her second year of residency at the University of Pittsburgh. It was during her residency that she began to work in broadcasting, which she continued after becoming a staff surgeon in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1983. She is the chief medical editor for NBC News and reports for Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, and MSNBC. Prior to joining NBC News, she served as a medical correspondent for ABC News. She has received numerous broadcasting awards and grants from the American Cancer Society and the Kellogg Foundation. She has received numerous awards for her medical broadcast reporting, including an Associated Press award for best documentary for her work on sex education in Arkansas in 1987, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology's Head and Neck Surgery Foundation in 1998, and the Trailblazer Award from the American Women in Radio and Television for furthering the knowledge of women's health on a national level in 2001.

MARGARET BLACKSTONE writes books about science as well as picture books. She lives in New York City.

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