Health, Mind & Body

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  • The End of Illness

    The End of Illness

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   David B Agus
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Free Press (2011, Dec 27th).
    Pages:   320

    Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In The End of Illness, David B. Agus, MD, one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, researchers, and technology innovators, tackles these fundamental questions, challenging long-held wisdoms and dismantling misperceptions about what “health” means. With a blend of storytelling, landmark research, and provocative ideas on health, Dr. Agus presents an eye-opening picture of the human body and all of the ways it works—and fails—showing us how a new perspective on our individual health will allow each of us to achieve that often elusive but now reachable goal of a long, vigorous life. more

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  • Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!

    Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mayo Clinic
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Time Home Entertainment (2012, Jan 31st).
    Pages:   288

    @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Is that twinge in your chest heartburn or a heart problem? In 2006, more than 600,000 Americans-26% of all deaths in the US that year-died of heart disease, making it our nation's #1 killer. Now, Mayo Clinic provides a comprehensive, step by-step plan to reduce the risks and life-changing effects of heart disease.In The Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!, Mayo Clinic provides up-to-date, clinically proven information that addresses the key causes of heart disease and provides clear, actionable advice in an easy-to follow format, including: The three key actions you can taken in a quick-start plan to help you jump-start your way to heart health A heart-health assessment to help you create your own customized plan An easy-to-follow program designed for life-long heart health Tools to help you determine your risk for heart disease Information on how to recognize symptoms of heart disease-and what to do about them Background on cholesterol's role and info on how you can minimize the effects of bad cholesterol and enhance your levels of good cholesterol How to talk to your doctor about heart concerns and what to expect during a medical evaluation How heart disease symptoms can be different in women, and other special concerns for women How to raise heart-healthy children . more

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