The internet is flooded with tips about how to look younger, but what women of a certain age really need is an expert's guide to healthy aging-and that is just what Toronto family doctor Dr. Vivien Brown offers in this concise guide. A Woman's Guide to Healthy Aging is the first book written by a medical authority to tackle the key challenges women face as they grow older, including brain health and heart disease. As a noted expert on many aspects of women's health, Dr. Brown deals with these issues head on every day. Practical and informative, this guide covers the top seven issues she believes are most important: nutrition, exercise and sleep, brain health, immunization and disease prevention, menopause, cardiac health, and osteoporosis. Sweeping aside the myths and sales tricks that plague women every day, Dr. Brown offers sensible advice based on the latest scientific evidence.
About the author
Dr. Vivien Brown, a Toronto-based family physician, speaks in Canada and around the world about healthy aging and women's health, along with prevention and many other topics. She is president of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and vice-president of medical affairs at Medisys Health Group, which has personal and corporate health clinics in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, and Quebec. She is a member of numerous advisory bodies for both the provincial and federal government, helping to make decisions about healthcare of Canadians. In 2012, she was named Physician of the Year (Toronto Region) by the Ontario College of Family Physicians. She also received the prestigious Enid Johnson MacLeod Award from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for teaching in women's health.