Living Well

Living Well

Taking Care of Yourself in the Middle and Later Years

Book - 2004
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Advances in medical care allow us to live longer, but to enjoy life we need to stay healthy. Completely revised and updated, Living Well presents a thorough but manageable program for keeping in good mental and physical shape as we grow older. In Part I, Dr. James Fries includes the most up-to-date medical information about how many diseases associated with aging-such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, and atherosclerosis-can be avoided or put off with the latest medication and alternative treatment options. Part II addresses many other challenges that people in their middle and later years face-from planning for retirement, to keeping your mind active, to maintaining a healthy sex life, to writing a will. Finally, Part III provides easy-to-use decision charts- on everything from hip pain to incontinence to diet and exercise-that quickly help determine whether professional intervention is necessary or whether home treatment will suffice. Comprehensive and accessible, Living Well is the essential reference for promoting a long, happy, and healthy life.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, c2004
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780738209555
0738209554
Branch Call Number: 613.0438 FRI
Characteristics: xvii, 366 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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