The Baby Boomer Body Book. The Complete Health Reference For Our Generation

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As a baby boomer, you've lived through the Cold War, Civil Rights, the sexual revolution, Vietnam, Watergate, disco, punk, new wave and the Internet. Now you're experiencing your biggest challenge yet-middle age. A boomer himself, Dr. Brian Peck offers the most up-to-date information on mid-age medicine, including its diagnostic procedures and approaches to common conditions and treatments. He has collaborated with 12 medical specialists in their respective fields to round out this comprehensive, one-stop resource.

The Baby Boomer Body Book's 33 chapters are divided into "Problems Common to Men and Women," "Women's Issues," "Men's Issues," and "Baby Boomers Preparing for the Future." A compendium of reliable, accessible information, Dr. Peck's book is also filled with dozens of lively case histories of real-life medical problems baby boomers have encountered and how they were solved.

"Dr. Peck has produced a volume for us. It is readable yet comprehensive and informative. Its tone makes you feel like you are in his office, across the consultation desk, getting firsthand advice based on more than twenty years of experience and knowledge. The Baby Boomer Body Book occupies a prominent place in my library."
-Steven R. Goldstein, M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
NYU School of Medicine

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As we age, our bodies present us with new aches, pains, and surprises. In this lively book, author Brian Peck, M.D. explains typical baby-boomer maladies in simple language, describing diagnosis, anatomy, treatment strategies, medications, and helpful exercises, along with case studies and illustrations. Snappy titles such as "My Dogs Are Barkin'" (foot problems), "Did Someone Turn Up the Heat?" (menopause), "You're Going to Put a What up My Where?!" (common medical tests), and "Oh My God! I'm Beginning to Look like My Mother!" (aging skin) make you want to read about the problems you don't have. Peck also discusses other health issues of interest to boomers, such as supplements, exercise, and body image. Most topics are accompanied by information on additional resources, including Web sites--useful because one chapter or part of a chapter on your specific condition cannot be comprehensive.

Helping people through life's phases is "the doctor's all-consuming task," says Peck, medical director of the Arthritis Center of Connecticut and assistant clinical professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He sees the physician's responsibility as teaching people "what they should be doing." Indeed, in this book he educates and arms the reader with strategies for maintaining health. Nine additional medical specialists also contributed information. --Joan Price

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Dr. Brian Peck is the medical director of the Arthritis Center of Connecticut. He oversees a busy private practice that cares for more than 300 patients a week. He is also an active assistant clinical professor of medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, pain management, forensic medicine, disability evaluation and clinical densitometry for osteoporosis. Dr. Peck and his wife, Alison, are certified rescue divers. Dr. Peck is an instrument-rated commercial pilot and a volunteer pilot for AirLifeLine.

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