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The Clock Of Ages

Author : John J. Medina
ISBN : 0521594561
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A few gray hairs and a couple of wrinkles are often the first visible signs of aging on our bodies. For most of us, however, aging remains largely a mystery. We can only wonder why we have to age and what casualty of age hovers nearby. Written in everyday language, The Clock of Ages takes us on a tour of the aging human body--all from a research scientist's point of view. From the deliberate creation of organisms that live three times their natural span to the isolation of genes that may allow humans to do the same, The Clock of Ages also examines the latest discoveries in geriatric genetics. Sprinkled throughout the pages are descriptions of the aging of many historical figures, such as Florence Nightingale, Jane Austen, Billy the Kid, Napoleon, and Casanova. These stories underscore the common bond of senescence that unites us all. The Clock of Ages tells us why.

Medical Sociology And Old Age

Author : Paul Higgs
ISBN : 9780415398558
Genre : Medical
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The nature of health in later life has conventionally been studied from two perspectives. Medical sociologists have focused on the failing body, chronic illness, infirmity and mortality, while social gerontologists on the other hand have focused on the epidemiology of old age and health and social policy. By examining these perspectives, Higgs and Jones show how both standpoints have a restricted sense of contemporary ageing which has prevented an understanding of the way in which health in later life has changed. In the book, the authors point out that the current debates on longevity and disability are being transformed by the emergence of a fitter and healthier older population. This third age - where fitness and participation are valorised – leads to the increasing salience of issues such as bodily control, age-denial and anti-ageing medicine. By discussing the key issue of old age versus ageing, the authors examine the prospect of a new sociology – a sociology of health in later life. Medical Sociology and Old Age is essential reading for all students and researchers of medical sociology and gerontology and for anyone concerned with the challenge of ageing populations in the twenty-first century. This book is essential reading for all students and researchers of medical sociology and gerontology.

Our Grandchildren Redesigned

Author : Michael Bess
ISBN : 9780807066621
Genre : Medical
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In this important and timely book, prize-winning historian Michael Bess provides a clear, nontechnical overview of cutting-edge biotechnology and paints a vivid portrait of a near-future society in which bioenhancement has become a part of everyday life. He surveys the ethical questions raised by the enhancement enterprise and explores the space for human agency in dealing with the challenges that these technologies will present. -- Provided by publisher.

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The Time Of Our Lives

Author : Marcia Tucker
ISBN : 0915557835
Genre : Art
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The fastest growing age group in America is those over 65, and accordingly, there has been a recent upsurge in interest into how aging is perceived and represented. The Time of Our Lives considers the depiction of aging within visual media. How do stereo-types in the conceptualization of age, particularly the invisibility and infantilization of the elderly, affect us? The book also explores how medical research and new technologies are changing our ideas about aging, longevity, and reproduction, and the cultural quest for "the fountain of youth, " as evidenced through increasingly prevalent "anti-aging" products and cosmetic surgery.

The Longevity Sourcebook

Author : David Seidman
ISBN : 0737300132
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Describes current theories, scientific research, and medical procedures for extending life; studies the effects of nutrition, exercise, environment, and lifestyle on long life; and explores the impact of mind-body connections

Male Menopause

Author : Jed Diamond
ISBN : 1570711437
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The comprehensive examination of this very real health issue.

American Scientist

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ISBN : UOM:39015036300419
Genre : Greek letter societies
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New Scientist

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ISBN : UOM:39015046522721
Genre : Science
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Medical And Health Annual

Author : Ellen Bernstein
ISBN : NWU:35558003954498
Genre : Health
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