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What your doctor won't tell you about getting older : an insider's survival manual for outsmarting the health-care system

Author: Mark Lachs
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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We all age at a different pace, yet all too often the health-care system defines us as statistics. Medical ageism can mean ailments go untreated - or over treated - simply because we're "getting older." Renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs believes it doesn't have to be that way. Never before has such a well-qualified author offered a more comprehensive guide to understanding and avoiding the medical pitfalls most  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Lachs
ISBN: 9781410441096 1410441091
OCLC Number: 741549580
Description: 697 pages (large print) ; 32 cm
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We all age at a different pace, yet all too often the health-care system defines us as statistics. Medical ageism can mean ailments go untreated - or over treated - simply because we're "getting older." Renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs believes it doesn't have to be that way. Never before has such a well-qualified author offered a more comprehensive guide to understanding and avoiding the medical pitfalls most likely to cause us harm.

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