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For the Boomer in Your Life

From tips on boosting brainpower to how to develop essential health habits, our recommended titles will help your favorite boomer go the distance.

 

 
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The American Physical Therapy Association Book of Body Maintenance and Repair
by Marilyn Moffat(Editor), et al

Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
Paperback - 288 pages
(April 1999)


$13.97
$5.98
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4 out of 5 stars
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Whether you've been injured or want to avoid injury, the American Physical Therapy Association Book of Body Repair and Maintenance can help you. Part 1 is the first place to go if you've been hurt. It presents nine common injury sites--back, neck, jaw, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, and... Read more

 


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Real Age : Are You As Young As You Can Be?
by Michael F. Roizen MD., et al

Cliff Street Books
Hardcover - 335 pages
1 Ed edition (February 1999)


$18.17
$7.78
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4 out of 5 stars
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Your biological age may be a lot different from your chronological age--for better or worse. Dr. Michael Roizen, a preventive gerontologist at the University of Chicago who appears perennially in the "1,000 Best Doctors in the U.S." listings, says that with the help of his RealAge program, you can... Read more

 


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Strength Training Past 50 (Ageless Athlete Series)
by Wayne L., Ph.D. Westcott, et al

Human Kinetics Pub
Paperback - 231 pages
(October 1997)



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5 out of 5 stars
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Strength training is an equal-opportunity exercise system; studies show that anyone who tries it can benefit. Muscle loss is inevitable through the years if you're sedentary. But no matter how old you are when you start, strength training has nearly immediate benefits: more muscle mass, more... Read more

 


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Total Memory Workout: 8 Steps to Maximum Memory Fitness
by Cynthia R. Green

Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd)
Hardcover - 288 pages
(August 31, 1999)
(August 31, 1999)

$16.77
$7.18
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5 out of 5 stars
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About one in a million adults has a photographic memory--that is, the ability to remember anything they've seen. But it's reassuring when Total Memory Workout notes that even people with photographic memories don't remember everything; they can forget a name as easily as anyone else. That's the... Read more

 


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Live Now Age Later : Proven Ways to Slow Down the Clock
by Isadore Rosenfeld

Warner Books
Hardcover - 384 pages
(June 1999)

$24.00
$16.80
$7.20
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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"If you live long enough, you will probably become infirm and develop at least some of the trappings of old age," admits author Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D. "However, you can make that happen later rather than sooner; you can delay the onset of disability and chronic disease so as to enjoy life and... Read more

 


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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry : America's Doctor Tells You Why the Health Experts Are Wrong
by Dean Edell, David Schrieberg

Harpercollins
Hardcover - 347 pages
1 Ed edition (May 1999)


$17.50

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4 out of 5 stars
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Whether you buy one health book a year or dozens, this book may well zoom to the top of your list. Fans of America's favorite radio doctor will delight in picking up the latest health facts delivered in Edell's typically irreverent and witty style. Go to the head of the class or become the hit of... Read more

 


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The Johns Hopkins Complete Home Encyclopedia of Drugs : Developed Especially for People over 50
by Simeon Margolis

Rebus
Hardcover - 768 pages
(June 1999)


$27.97
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Fitness for Dummies (1st Ed)
by Suzanne Schlosberg, Liz Neporent (Contributor)

IDG Books Worldwide
Paperback - 346 pages
(May 17, 1996)



$4.00
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Most fitness manuals tend to be plodding and humorless. "Grasp the barbell with an overhand grip and your upper body parallel to the floor" is among the more scintillating passages you'll find. But Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent have done the seemingly impossible: they've not only written a... Read more

 


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The Promise of Sleep : A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explains the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep
by William C. Dement, Christopher Vaughan

Delacorte Pr
Hardcover - 540 pages
(April 1999)
(March 16, 1999)

$17.47
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4 out of 5 stars
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"We are a sleep-sick society," says William C. Dement, M.D., Ph.D. According to Dr. Dement, "sleep science" has yielded a great deal of scientific knowledge about sleep--yet the general public, and even doctors, aren't aware of it. Sleep disorders are routinely misdiagnosed or ignored, sometimes... Read more

 


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Hot Sex : How to Do It
by Tracey Cox

Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 336 pages
(June 1999)
(May 4, 1999)

$10.36
$2.59
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4 out of 5 stars
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"Sex is a bit like typing," explains Australian sex writer Tracey Cox in Hot Sex. "You can get by using two fingers, but you'll never be as good as someone who did the secretarial course and practised every night." Cox provides the "secretarial course," starting with 27 pages on masturbation and... Read more

 


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Just As Much a Woman: Your Personal Guide to Hysterectomy and Beyond
by Nancy Rosenfeld(Introduction), Dianna W. Bolen

Prima Publishing
Hardcover - 288 pages
(March 1999)

$22.00
$15.40
$6.60
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Next to cesarean sections, hysterectomies are the most common surgical procedure in the United States today, with about 590,000 of them performed annually. A hysterectomy is frightening to contemplate not only because it's considered a major surgical procedure, but also because of the life changes... Read more

 


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Another Country : Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders
by Mary Pipher

Riverhead Books
Hardcover - 328 pages
(March 1999)


$17.47
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Mary Pipher, author of the bestselling and groundbreaking Reviving Ophelia, which charts the troubled passage of girls into adolescence, has nimbly covered yet another psychological passage: that into old age, which May Sarton called "a foreign country."

Pipher reveals that the greatest shame for... Read more

 



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