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Practical Guides, Self Help and Information Books

Healthy Aging

Aging in Stride
by Christine Himes, M.D., Elizabeth N. Oettinger, M. Div., and Dennis E. Kenny, J.D.
Covers key aging issues like safety, whether and where to move (retirement community? nursing home?), and legal and financial concerns. (Written by a geriatrician, a lawyer and a United Church of Christ pastor.)

The Checklist: What You and Your Family Need to Know to Prevent Disease and Live a Long and Healthy Life
by Manny Alvarez, M.D.
Tips, prevention and what to look for in every decade.

Cleveland Clinic Guides
Written by doctors from one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals, with easy-to-understand information to guide you through a variety of issues. (Note: Not all books on this site are “Guides.”)

Longevity Made Simple: How to Add 20 Good Years to Your Life
by Richard J. Flanigan, M.D., and Kate Flanigan Sawyer, M.D., M.P.H.

 
Diseases and Ailments

Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment
ed. Kenneth D. Miller, M.D.
Information from Johns Hopkins doctors and patients.

Cleveland Clinic Guides
Written by doctors from one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals, with easy-to-understand information to guide you through a variety of issues. (Note: Not all books on this site are “Guides.”)

Heal Your Aching Back
by Jeffrey N. Katz, M.D., and Gloria Parkinson
All-inclusive rundown on back pain, what might be causing yours and what to do about it (including both mainstream and alternative therapies).

I Need an Operation ... Now What?
by Thomas R. Russell, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Last Call: Alcoholism and Recovery
by Jack H. Hedblom, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Never Smoke Again: The Top 10 Ways to Stop Smoking Now & Forever
by Grant Cooper, M.D.

Sleep
by Carlos H. Schenck, M.D.
Causes, treatments and tips for everything from insomnia to exploding-head syndrome (yes, that’s right).

Super Healing: The Clinically Proven Plan to Maximize Recovery From Illness or Injury
by Julie K. Silver, M.D.


Mental and Relational Health

10 Steps to Take Charge of Your Emotional Life
by Eve A. Wood, M.D.
Through checklists, fill-in-the-blanks and easy-to-read analysis, this integrative psychiatrist helps you discover your personal path to emotional wellness.

Emotional Sobriety: From Relationship Trauma to Resilience and Balance
by Tian Dayton, Ph.D.

The Secrets of Happily Married Women: How to Get More out of Your Relationship by Doing Less
by Scott Haltzman, M.D., and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo 


Other

Postmoretem: Establishing the Cause of Death
by Steven A. Koehler, M.Ph., Ph.D., and Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
For the CSI addict: A step-by-step guide to crime-scene investigations and autopsies, with graphic photos, how-tos and brief rundowns of real-life investigations, including that of President John F. Kennedy.

Wants, Wishes and Wills: A Medical and Legal Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family in Sickness and in Health
by Wynne A. Whitman, Esq., and Shawn D. Glisson, M.D.


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