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ERIC Number: EJ786479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Don't Sweat the Program: Both Practical and Theoretical, These Forthcoming Titles Mean Fit for Life
Kuzyk, Raya
Library Journal, v132 n8 p44-47 May 2007
Consumer health publishers in mid-2007 recall those elliptical machine addicts--they have fallen into a safe holding pattern that should maintain their weight in the market. In other words, mind-body books and recovery memoirs are back, as are a bevy of diet and fitness manuals. People buy into the health and medicine genre--"Library Journal's" annual book-buying survey once again gave the category top marks for circulation ("Circ's Up, Budgets Leap," "Library Journal" 2/15/07)--and even if this summer's selections lack originality or spin, they make up for it in popular appeal. The differences between this year's health trends and those of the recent past are not that great, but the key signature is intriguing, namely, a stronger emphasis on eating disorders and the willingness of medical professionals to dissect the nature of the patient-doctor relationship. As long as Americans keep these scores--42 percent of those age 55-64 have high blood pressure, 57 percent are physically inactive, and 12 percent are diabetic, according to one survey--they'll be stuck on the same old publishing track.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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