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

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

by Janet Horn, Robin Miller
     
 

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Smart women understand that taking care of their health is essential to maintaining an active lifestyle. This comprehensive guide shows you how to work with your body instead of against it to stay healthy and happy through menopause and beyond. Written by two practicing doctors who have been close girlfriends since they met during medical training at the Johns

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Smart women understand that taking care of their health is essential to maintaining an active lifestyle. This comprehensive guide shows you how to work with your body instead of against it to stay healthy and happy through menopause and beyond. Written by two practicing doctors who have been close girlfriends since they met during medical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond includes the doctors' own personal experiences, patient stories from their medical practices, and all the information you need to age with good health, grace, and humor.

Includes the information you need to:

  • Care for your whole body to prevent common diseases
  • Learn which health issues are normal, which are serious, and what to do about them
  • Overcome memory loss, depression, and anxiety
  • Understand menopause and hormone replacement therapy
  • Nourish and protect your skin and hair
  • Choose the right vitamin supplements for you
  • Find out whether or not treatments like massage and acupuncture will work for you
  • Know when to share your concerns with your doctor or healthcare practitioner
  • Create a personal Health Maintenance Schedule to keep your health on track

The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond is a complete, holistic, and state-of-the-art road map for any woman who is motivated to become a more effective steward of her health. The authors' relaxed, personal, and insightful style makes critical health information accessible. This book is a must-have for any woman inspired to improve her health trajectory.
-Mark C. Pettus MD, FACP, medical director of the Kripalu Institute for Integrated Healing and author of It's All in Your Head

There is no doubt that women past the age of fifty have different health issues than younger women-a fact often overlooked by many physicians. These women need to know how to care for their maturing bodies. Drs. Horn and Miller explore the full spectrum of mature women's health issues in a candid, conversational manner that integrates the body, mind, and spirit. A much-needed book.
-Kevin Soden, MD, host of Healthline on Retirement Living Television

I have often wished that there were a doctor in my family I could ask for health advice. If you have shared this desire, you'll love this book. It's a practical insider's guide to what maturing women need to be thinking about, and it's written as though the authors were concerned friends talking with you. Drs. Horn and Miller have superb training and years of practical experience caring for women patients. It shows on every page of this excellent book.
-Judge Glenda Hatchett, star of the nationally syndicated television program Judge Hatchett

The authors' approach is accessible and entertaining. These are the doctor girlfriends you want to call because they know everything about the area of your concern-not only from their medical practices, but also from their own personal experiences.
-Robin Wolaner, founder of Parenting magazine and founder and CEO of TeeBeeDee (tbd.com), an online network for people over forty

This is the girlfriends' guide to taking charge of your health. And these girlfriends are doctors. A winning combination!
-Ari Brown, MD, pediatrician and author of Baby 411

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572245563
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Unassigned Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Janet Horn, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, with training in obstetrics and gynecology. Much of her career was spent in solo private medical practice. For many years, she was a full-time faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Horn has authored many medical journal articles and several medical textbook chapters. Currently, she divides her time between medical writing and practicing medicine at the Shepherd's Clinic, which serves the uninsured.

Dr. Horn has been recognized by Baltimore Magazine and The Consumer's Guide to Top Doctors as one of the top doctors in Baltimore and in the United States. The Maryland Daily Record named her one of the top 100 women in Maryland in 1999.

Robin H. Miller, MD, is a board-certified internist and integrative medicine specialist who trained with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. She is founder and medical director of Triune Integrative Medicine, an innovative medical clinic in Medford, OR. Dr. Miller is also clinical assistant professor of medical informatics at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. She is author of Kids Ask the Doctor.

Dr. Miller is an award-winning medical correspondent for KOBI, the NBC affiliate in southern Oregon and northern California, and can be seen on the Patient Channel on MSNBC.com. She writes a medical column for the Daily Courier in Grants Pass, OR, and a quarterly column for Ashland Magazine.

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