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ERIC Number: EJ788686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Best Consumer Health Books of 2007
Bibel, Barbara
Library Journal, v133 n2 p32-34 Feb 2008
Strategies to fix America's ailing health-care system seemed to fly off the presses every month in 2007. Doctors, journalists, and policymakers clamored to have their say, as did supporters and opponents of the controversial life-extension movement. These top trends, which registered in 2006 as well, and will only balloon in this election year, correspond to a complicated reality: aging baby boomers seek the fountain of youth while facing inadequate or nonexistent health insurance in the near future; their parents, in turn, may have to choose between obtaining necessary medical care and paying the rent or buying groceries. Alzheimer's, a frequent subject in this summary, reappeared again in the form of guides to helping sufferers achieve a decent quality of life. Diet-and-exercise books tailored to the 50-plus audience and children also made a strong showing, as the U.S. obesity epidemic continues to cause rising levels of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. In this article, the author presents the best consumer health books of 2007.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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