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Live Now, Age Later

Proven Ways To Slow Down The Clock

By Isadore Rosenfeld M.D.

Live Now, Age Later
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  • Hardcover: Jun 1999,
    384 pages.
    Paperback: May 2000,
    457 pages.

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John Glenn shoots his way back into space; President Bush goes skydiving. Both men are in their seventies. Sophia Loren, Sean Connery, and Robert Redford, all in their sixties, are still sex symbols. Although no one can stop the march of time, we can do something about its consequences. Now Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D. - professor of medicine, practicing physician, researcher, and the author of six bestselling health books - shows all of us how to ... LIVE NOW, AGE LATER. This is the book that lays it on the line-the hard facts as well as the good news. Dr. Rosenfeld explains how aging is not a single process, but the result of many changes in every system and organ of the body. From your appearance to your energy level, from arthritis to cancer and stroke, from osteoporosis and heart disease to hearing loss and vision problems, Dr. Rosenfeld tells you exactly how to delay, prevent, and treat the signs of aging. Simply and clearly written in layman's language, LIVE NOW, AGE LATER teaches you how to take advantage of medical breakthroughs - from Viagra to the latest estrogen substitutes - that can improve your quality of life.

Discover how to: preserve your eyesight and help avoid cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma with proper diet - and even some wine maintain a healthy sex drive and the ability to satisfy it - with the right hormones and the latest medications preempt Alzheimer's disease and senility with the appropriate vitamins and, believe it or not, painkillers slow down hardening and blockage of the arteries with the proper lifestyle and proven drugs keep your skin young and your prostate small with conventional and not-so-conventional approaches.

Whether you're in your thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, or seventies, you can take control of your aging and, with the help of this book, LIVE NOW, AGE LATER.

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Any discussion of aging with someone older than fifty invariably makes them anxious about eventually losing their "marbles." Most of the other devastating ailments of mankind---cancer, heart trouble, stroke, even AIDS---don't usually produce the kind of terror associated with Alzheimer's disease. Cancer is certainly something to worry about, but it can often be detected early enough to be cured; its symptoms can be controlled, and patients may survive for months or even years. Everyone knows someone who has "conquered" a malignancy or coped with it for a long time. Stroke is also viewed with more equanimity these days; it can be prevented by effective treatment of high blood pressure; the likelihood of it causing permanent paralysis is not nearly as great as it used to be, thanks to sophisticated new medications and physical rehabilitation techniques. Proper diet, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and aspirin can prevent or delay heart ...

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The genial Dr. Rosenfeld (Symptoms and Doctor, What Should I Eat?) should have another bestseller to his credit with this wise, sensible guide to delaying and preventing the diseases of aging.....What distinguishes this book from others aimed at the turning-50 crowd is Rosenfeld's ease in making medicine understandable, without oversimplifying or condescending, and his lively optimism. The occasional pun may inspire groans, but given the book's strengths, they are forgivable. Thanks to the doctor's gift for establishing a relationship with his reader, this book deserves to be read widely and thoroughly.

Author Blurb Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., President, Morehouse School of Medicine, and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
An excellent, comprehensive, very readable book for all who are interested in promoting their health and preventing disease ... I recommend this book with enthusiasm.

Author Blurb Hugh Downs, correspondent, ABC's 20/20
Most welcome--the premise of Live Now, Age Later, that risks can be modified and that despair is in no case necessary or unavoidable, should get to every person concerned about getting older ... Many people are in need of Dr. Rosenfeld's counsel.

Author Blurb Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Distinguished Service Professor and Olga Keith Wiess Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
A comprehensive, medically factual work that is highly readable, sprinkled with humor, and of great value to our aging population.

Author Blurb Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., President, Morehouse School of Medicine, and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
An excellent, comprehensive, very readable book for all who are interested in promoting their health and preventing disease ... I recommend this book with enthusiasm.

Author Blurb Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Distinguished Service Professor and Olga Keith Wiess Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
A comprehensive, medically factual work that is highly readable, sprinkled with humor, and of great value to our aging population.

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I just want to know how old Dr Rosenfeld is

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