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Rethinking aging : growing old and living well in an overtreated society

Author: Nortin M Hadler
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
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For those fortunate enough to reside in the developed world, death before reaching a ripe old age is a tragedy, not a fact of life. Although aging and dying are not diseases, older Americans are subject to the most egregious marketing in the name of "successful aging" and "long life," as if both are commodities. In this book the author examines health-care choices offered to aging Americans and argues that too often  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nortin M Hadler
ISBN: 9780807835067 0807835064
OCLC Number: 702604794
Description: xvi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Enlightened aging --
The golden years --
Stayin' alive --
The aged worker --
Decrepitude --
Frailty --
The reaper --
Autumn.
Responsibility: Nortin M. Hadler.

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