Human Aging and Chronic Disease

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1992 - 335 pages
 

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BIOLOGY AND
1
Life Expectancy
10
Biological Theories of Aging
17
Population Aging and Health
25
Cognitive Aspects of Aging
45
Reaction Time and Attention
51
Cognitive Personality Theories
62
BIOMEDICAL
69
The Biocultural Basis
183
Food Faddism
192
General Changes
198
High Blood Pressure
205
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
211
Disorders of the Urinary
219
Changes and Diseases in the Aging Kidney
229
Age
237

AgeAssociated Skin Conditions
77
Photoaging
85
The Aging Skeletal System
87
Osteoporosis
93
Pagets Disease
99
Hearing
109
The Nervous System
117
Parkinsons Disease
123
The Aging Process and
131
Esophagus
138
Gallbladder
145
OvertheCounter Preparations
153
Nutrition and Aging
159
Parathyroid
247
Sexuality and Aging Gere
253
Additional AgeRelated Sexual Changes
260
Drugs and the Elderly Patricia
267
Drug Interactions
275
Exercise Health
287
Obesity and Weight Control among
295
EPILOGUE The Biologizing
301
The Biomedicalization of Aging
307
Glossary
313
Index
321
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À propos de l'auteur (1992)

Seamus P. Metress is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at University of Toledo. He is the author of over 30 books including the Irish-American Experience, The American Irish and Irish Nationalism, The Irish in North America, and Outlines in Irish History.

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