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Is This Normal? The Essential Guide to Middle Age and Beyond



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A collection of vital information that answers readers' most pressing questions about how age impacts their bodies.Many people are embarrassed to bring their everyday health anxieties to their physicians or even to ask for advice from family and friends. They might think that depression, failing eyesight, memory loss, and other difficulties that change their quality of life are normal because of their age. This is where Is This Normal? steps in and lets readers knowwhether or not these changes should be a concern or an expected part of aging.With compassion, reassurance, and friendly guidance, Dr. John Whyte, chief medical expert at the Discovery Channel, provides the essential tools for dealing with the common health issues that arise as we get older, proving that you can stay active and healthy at any age.

Author Biography

John Whyte, MD, MPH, is chief medical expert and vice president for health and medical education at the Discovery Channel. A board-certified internist, Dr. Whyte completed his internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center and earned his master of public health degree at Harvard University. He lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
On the Outsidep. 1
Shape and Sizep. 34
Eating, Burping, and …p. 50
Keeping Controlp. 65
Memories are Made of … What?p. 78
Seeing Clearlyp. 94
Can You Hear Me Now?p. 109
Snooze or Losep. 124
What a Pain!p. 140
Sex and Romancep. 150
Women's Healthp. 163
Male Menopause: Does it Exist?p. 187
Mental Healthp. 203
Drugs and Alcoholp. 216
A Trip to the Hospitalp. 225
Appendixp. 235
Acknowledgmentsp. 239
Notesp. 241
Resourcesp. 243
Indexp. 259
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