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Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+

Title:
Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+
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GPO Stock Number:
017-026-00168-9
ISBN:
9780160502422
Description

Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Describes ways to stay healthy at 50 years and older, providing information on living habits, screening tests, and immunizations. The 2003 edition has the series number AHRQ Pub. No. 04-IP001A and AARP Pub No. D18010. DHHS Publication AHRQ00 0002.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—What’s in This Guide . . . . . . . 1

1.Your Doctors and Nurses—What To Ask Them and What To Tell Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Ask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Tell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Follow Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

2. Staying Healthy—How To Take Charge of Your Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

  • Reducing Your Risk for Heart Disease . . . 11
  • Watching Your Weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
  • Eating Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
  • Keeping Active . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
  • Preventing Skin Cancer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
  • Preventing Injury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
  • Taking Medicines Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Making Smart Choices About Sexual and Reproductive Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases . . . . . . . . . . 20
  • Planning a Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
  • Menopause and Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Overcoming Depression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Getting Help for Smoking and Alcohol or Drug Abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

  • Smoking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
  • Alcohol or Drug Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

3. Checkups,Tests, and Shots—Which Ones You Need and When To Get Them . . . . . . . . 31
Dental, Hearing, and Vision Care . . . . . . . . . . . 32

  • Teeth and Gums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
  • Hearing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
  • Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Tests To Find Diseases or Conditions Early. . . 35

  • High Blood Pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
  • High Cholesterol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
  • Diabetes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
  • Osteoporosis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
  • Tuberculosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Tests and Exams To Find Cancers . . . . . . . . . . 43

  • Colorectal Cancer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
  • Breast Cancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
  • Cervical Cancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
  • Prostate Cancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
  • Oral Cancer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Shots To Prevent Diseases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

  • Tetanus-diphtheria Shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
  • Flu Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
  • Pneumonia Shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
  • Hepatitis B Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

4. More Resources for Good Health—Where To Get More Information. . . . . . . . . 51

5. Prevention Charts—How To Keep Track of Your Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Basic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Checkups and Tests Record . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Cancer Tests Tracker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Shots Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Medicine Minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Audience

This is an informative guide for seniors and their caregivers. Physicians may want to keep copies of this in their offices for patient use as well.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$3.00
International Price:
$4.20
Publisher:
Health and Human Services Dept., Public Health Service, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Year/Pages:
2003: 72 p.; ill.
Notes:
S/N 017-026-00168-9 has been used for two editions. The 2000 edition had the title "Staying Healthy at 50+". The 2003 edition, which is now sold, has the title "Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+." NB1276
Key Phrases:
  • HHS Publication AHRQ00 0002 or 04-1P 001 A
  • Staying Healthy at 50 Plus
  • American Association of Retired Persons
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Public Health
  • Senior Citizens
  • Nutrition and the Aged
SuDocs Class:
HE 20.6502:H 34/9
Weight:
0.1875
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Subject Bibliography:
039PT 119TN
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
12/09/1999
Last Status Update:
10/28/2016
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