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Rethinking Aging
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Nortin M. Hadler, M.D., M.A.C.P., M.A.C.R., F.A.C.O.E.M., is professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attending rheumatologist at UNC Hospitals. His most recent books are Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America and Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society.|Nortin M. Hadler, M.D., M.A.C.P., M.A.C.R., F.A.C.O.E.M., is professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attending rheumatologist at UNC Hospitals. His most recent books are Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America and Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society.

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All Americans over the age of 45 as well as health care providers and political leaders should read this book. . . . Hadler provides useful insights into successful aging within the context of this challenging system. Highly recommended.--Choice [Hadler has] provided his readers with valuable perspective that should make it easier for them to captain the ships of their own health.--The Carrboro Citizen [Hadler's] questioning of many conventional practices is refreshing and important. . . . In pleading for caution and clinical wisdom, he also offers a partial solution to the huge problem of how we might afford to provide good medical care for old people.--British Medical Journal With this thoughtful guide, Hadler urges better options for end-of-life care than a lonely, traumatic last stop at the hospital.--Publishers Weekly Well organized and detailed.--Burgs Sunday book review Refreshing. . . . All nurses working with older people will gain a great deal from this book, particularly with regard to prevention. This book challenges our thinking on growing old and living well, and is highly recommended.--Nursing Standard With passion and enthusiasm, Hadler offers a doctor's perspective that could prove useful for many people struggling to make better choices and increase wellness as they age.--ForeWord Reviews Hadler argues for holding medical interventions to a high standard.--Raleigh News & Observer Hadler advocates informed decision making pertaining to all stages of aging.--Library Journal A book for all readers entering the aging years, especially those who wish to avoid unnecessary and futile tests and procedures . . . . Rethinking Aging is a sobering book, calling for a careful and blunt dialogue about end-of-life and aging issues. It should evoke much discussion and debate about the proper application of medicine and surgery in the aging population.--Clifton K. Meador, MD, JAMA

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