The Third Third: A Physician's Guide to a Healthy, Happy, Longer Life

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An award-winning Washington D.C. physician and health policy expert proves that the last third of life can be the best of all. Whether you're approaching middle age, or currently a senior citizen, or caring for someone in the last third of life, you'll find vital topics on how to identify, prevent, and manage the major physical and emotional health issues of life's third third. The latest and best research is presented in a positive yet realistic manner. Practical help comes in three ways. Part one treats the ...

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Overview

An award-winning Washington D.C. physician and health policy expert proves that the last third of life can be the best of all. Whether you're approaching middle age, or currently a senior citizen, or caring for someone in the last third of life, you'll find vital topics on how to identify, prevent, and manage the major physical and emotional health issues of life's third third. The latest and best research is presented in a positive yet realistic manner. Practical help comes in three ways. Part one treats the major diseases-heart, diabetes, and cancer-that are most likely to cause premature death. Part two covers common problems such as osteoporosis, hormone depletion, arthritis, and other conditions seniors face, and how to stay healthy and active while managing these. Part three suggests ways to continue a high-quality of life into the final stages and to treat death with meaning and dignity.

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In The Third Third: A Physician's Guide to a Healthy, Happy, Longer Life, N. Thomas Connally, a longtime general internist and recipient of the American College of Physicians' Laureate Award, offers health and longevity advice for people over 60. The "third third" of life requires particular dietary, exercise and other lifestyle measures, says Connally, who focuses heavily on the amount of free time in elderly people's lives. He asserts that keeping occupied with "contributions to society, close relationships, and personal interests" is key to strong physical health, and provides engaging anecdotal evidence. But he also gets down to brass tacks in detailed, readable descriptions of many ailments that afflict the elderly, including strokes, smoking addiction, pulmonary disease, sexual dysfunction and pneumonia. This comprehensive, reassuring guide tells readers how to assess their condition, get medical and other treatment and maintain emotional stability. ( Nov.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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An internist with 33 years of experience, Connally is just the sort of physician every patient would like to have. His Washington, DC, practice includes more than 300 patients over 80, and his commonsense approach to senior health problems focuses on the latest conventional treatments combined with a healthy dose of self-care techniques. Covered here are most major late-life conditions: cardiovascular disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, depression, weight control, smoking and alcohol abuse, lung disease, and memory problems. Although not as comprehensive as the American Geriatric Society's Complete Guide to Aging and Health (Harmony: Crown, 1998), Connally's includes information on dizziness, congestive heart failure, and sleep disorders not often found elsewhere. The chapter-long discussion of hormone replacement therapy for women is outstanding. Case histories from Connally's practice add a personal touch to his clear, authoritative explanations, while "Remember This" boxes summarize important points at the end of each chapter. Though "Recommended Resources" are scanty, and line drawings of disease processes aren't especially illuminating, overall this will make a positive addition to senior health collections in all public libraries. Karen McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Inst. Lib., Cleveland Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780970472922
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Connally, MD, practiced internal medicine in Washington, DC for 32 years before retiring September 2000. He was an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2002

    A must have reference book for the 'sandwich generation'

    Those of us who have kids at home and aging parents understand the stress of being a member of the 'Sandwich Generation.' I have found this book to be very helpful in understanding what to anticipate regarding my parents, how to help them stay healthy, and how to evaluate the seriousness of their health issues. This should be on every baby boomer's bookshelf.

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