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Is This Normal?: The Essential Guide to Middle Age and Beyond Hardcover – August 2, 2011
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About the Author
John J. Whyte, MD, MPH is chief medical expert and vice president for Health and Medical Education at Discovery Channel, part of the media conglomerate Discovery Communications. A board-certified internist, Dr. Whyte completed his internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center and earned his masters of public health degree at Harvard University. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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Top Customer Reviews
- Excellent breadth of topics (sleep, memory, hearing, metabolism, mental health, sexual health, etc.)
- Engaging and entertaining style of writing keeps your attention
- True/False quizzes at the beginning of every chapter challenge what you think you already know
- Helpful images and case studies really make the points clear
- The resources section for further reading is worth the price of the book alone
- I just wish it were longer!
Get it today, you won't be sorry.
Dr. Whyte engagingly presents important information with a charming humor that defuses potential anxiety and dispels common misperceptions about the aging process.
This book is a terrific source of accurate and comprehensive information, delivered in such an engaging way it turns medical information into a fun read.
Dr. Whyte explains how the different body systems work, what happens as they get older, and what we can do about it. He covers all the body systems: the skin and hair, the digestive system, metabolism, eye problems, memory, hearing, pain, sex and mental health. There questionnaires to help you determine if you have a problem or not. Sidebars provide case histories as examples.
If you know a lot about the human body- say, you live on the Web MD site- you might not get that much from this book. The average reader, however, will get a huge insight into how the human body works and how it ages.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this book because I'm getting older and things aren't working the way they used to. What was good about this book is that I didn't put it down and feel paranoid. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim
This is a good book to have in your house. If some ailment comes to your attention, just look it up. This doctor has common sense & is easy to read & understand.Published 14 months ago by Mary G
I heard all about this book. I was a bit disappointed because there is really nothing that is not "out there" in the media that this book does not cover.Published 17 months ago by storkslmia
Nearly useless book written for idiots who can hardly read, much less, think!Published 18 months ago by Bernard L Bloom
I think when the time comes to read this, I will find myself and many others in it's pages. I plan to read it soon.Published 21 months ago by Not Home
Ok, got his out of curiosity and I found some of the topics interesting. At least it gave me an excuse for some issues. All in all not that helpful. Mostly obvious.Published on December 3, 2013 by Cognizant