Treat Me, Not My Age
A Doctor's Guide to Getting the Best Care as You or a Loved One Gets Older
On Sale: September 16, 2010
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A must-have manual for anyone 40+ to take control of
their health in a broken health-care system.
Too often our culture defines the aging process negatively,
instead of embracing it as a natural part of life. Nowhere
is this problem more pronounced than in our health-care
system, where "ageist" medicine often serves to worsen our
medical issues instead of helping us figure out how to
address or avoid them. Whether we're forty or eighty, what
we need is an insider's guide to staying healthy despite the
Renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs takes
readers on a grand tour of adult medicine, showing how we
can navigate a complex and confusing system to make the best
choices for ourselves and our loved ones. With gentle humor
and great wisdom, Lachs explains how being proactive and
making smart decisions can lay the groundwork for a
satisfying, active lifestyle that lasts well into later
life. You'll find out:
*How to identify the right
primary care doctor, specialist, or care facility
*Why the hospital is no place for sick people
to make home improvements that will keep the nursing home at
*Why small life changes in your forties can
lead to an extra decade of good health later on
*What to think about when planning financially for your
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