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The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond : a No Nonsense Approach to Staying Healthy After 50

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Author
Horn, Janet.
Publication Info.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, 2008.

Details

Description
1 online resource (298 pages)
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1; How to Keep Your Memory Vivid and Stay Stroke-Free; How Do the Brain and Nervous System Work?; What Happens to the Brain as We Age?; Memory Loss; Dementia; Alzheimer's Disease (AD); Other Types of Dementia; Stroke; How Do You Know if You're Having a Stroke and What Should You Do About It?; Headaches; Chapter 2; How to Keep Your Sight, Hearing, and Balance Intact; The Normal and the Aging Eye; The Eye Diseases of Age; The Normal and the Aging Ear; Hearing Loss (Presbycusis); Loss of Balance with Aging; The Problem of Falling; Chapter 3.
How to Keep Your Heart Healthy and HappyThe Normal and Aging Heart; Coronary Artery Disease (CAD); How Do You Know if You Are Having a Heart Attack?; What Do You Do if You Think You Are Having a Heart Attack?; How Are Heart Attacks Prevented?; Risk Factors for CAD That Can Be Changed; Decreasing Your Risk for CAD; Arrhythmias: A "Short" in the Electrical System; General Recommendations for an Abnormal Pulse; Chapter 4; Your Lungs:How to Breathe Easier; Normal Lung Function; Lung Function as We Age; Common Symptoms as We Age; Shortness of Breath; Chronic Cough; Asthma.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)Pulmonary Embolism (PE); Chapter 5; How to Keep YourGI Tract on Track; The GI Tract and the Normal Digestive Process; The Aging GI Tract; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Ulcers; Gas (Flatus); Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); Chapter 6; How to Take Care of Your Uterus Now That You Don't Need It; Make an Appointment for a Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear; Postmenopausal Bleeding; Abdominal Bloating; How Do You Know if You Have It? What Can You Do About It?; Pain: Pelvic or Abdominal; What Should You Notice About Your Abdominal Pain? What Can You Do About It?
Removal of the Reproductive Organs: The HysterectomyHow Do You Know if You Need a Hysterectomy?; What Should You Expect After the Surgery?; Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs); Are You at Risk for STIs?; What Do You Need to Know About STIs in General?; How Do You Know if You Have an STI?; Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); How Do You Know if You Have HIV? What Can You Do About It?; Can HIV Infection Be Prevented?; How Can You Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Getting All of the STIs?; Chapter 7; The Urinary Tract: How to Stay Dry on the Outside; The Normal Urinary Tract.
The Urinary Tract as It AgesUrinary Incontinence (UI); Chapter 8; Muscles, Joints, and Bones: How to Keep Moving and Grooving; Bones; Osteoporosis; Joints; Osteoarthritis; Muscles, Bones, and Joints; Fibromyalgia; Chapter 9; How to Keep Your Skin Moist, Smooth, and Firm; Skin: in Youth and as It Ages; Common Benign Skin Problems Occurring with Age; Excessively Dry Skin; Rosacea; Lumps and Bumps and Other Uglies; Changes in the Face and Neck: Wrinkles, Sagging, and Dark Spots; Skin Care Products; Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures; How Are the Effects of Aging and Skin Cancer Prevented?
Note
Cosmetic Surgery.
Summary
In The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond, two baby-boomer doctors and longtime friends offer women of their generation the most up-to-date information for living well and thriving with the unique issues that concern today's mature woman.
Description based on
Print version record.
Subject
Middle-aged women -- Health and hygiene -- Popular works.
Older women -- Health and hygiene -- Popular works.
Middle-aged women -- Health and hygiene.
Older women -- Health and hygiene.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Women's Health.
Middle-aged women -- Health and hygiene.
Older women -- Health and hygiene.
Genre/Form
Popular works.
Electronic books.
Added Author
Miller, Robin.
Other Form:
Print version: Horn, Janet. Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond : A No Nonsense Approach to Staying Healthy After 50. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, ©2008 9781572245563
ISBN
9781572249424 (electronic bk.)
1572249420 (electronic bk.)