Surprising Lessons on Living Longer, Safer, and Healthier from America's Favorite Medical Examiner
On Sale: October 14, 2008
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Non-Fiction | Self-Help Health
WHEN THIS DOCTOR TALKS, YOU SHOULD LISTEN.
of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical
examiner Jan Garavaglia’s table. What is particularly sad
about this is that many of these deaths could easily have
been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she’s
known to many, could not tell these individuals how to avoid
their fates, we can benefit from her experience and profound
insight into the choices we make each day.
Not to Die, Dr. G acts as a medical detective to
identify the often-unintentional ways we harm our bodies,
then shows us how to use that information to live better and
smarter. She provides startling tips on how to make wise
choices so that we don’t have to see her, or someone like
her, for a good, long time.
• In “Highway to the
Morgue,” we learn the one commonsense safety tip that can
prevent deadly accidents—and the reason you should never
drive with the windows half open
• “Code Blue” teaches us
how to increase our chances of leaving the hospital
alive—and how to insist that everyone caring for you
practice the easiest hygiene method around
Dangers” informs us why neat freaks live longer—and the best
ways to stay safe in a car during a lightning
Using anecdotes from her cases and a liberal
dose of humor, Dr. G gives us her prescription for living a
healthier, better, longer life—and unlike many doctors’
orders, this one is surprisingly easy to follow.
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