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Living Long and Loving It: Achieving a Healthy and Active Lifestyle
Synopses & Reviews
Dr. Korr explains with enthusiasm and great clarity how any reader can, through a holistic approach to health and applying scientifically based osteopathic principles, improve quality of life and promote successful aging.
Book News Annotation:
Korr, an osteopathic educator who lived to be 95, discusses myths about health and lessons he learned from osteopathic medicine. He and health psychologist McGovern (A. T. Still U.-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine) explain the principles of this holistic approach to aging well. The guide includes state-by-state resources for osteopathic healthcare, a glossary, and photos of Dr. Kerr active into his 80s. Kirksville College is the founding school for osteopathic medicine. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Irvin M. Korr, PhD (1909-2004), was widely known and regarded for his writing in the fields of medical education, medical philosophy, and health promotion. He spent most of his career at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, but also worked at New York University School of Medicine, Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the University of Texas School of Osteopathic Medicine. He wrote numerous articles and several books, mostly on the human nervous system and the physiological basis for osteopathic medicine.
Rene J. McGovern, PhD (Kirksville, MO), is a geriatric and health psychologist and professor of neurobehavioral sciences and community and family medicine at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO. She is also on the faculty of the department of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. She has lectured nationally and internationally on geriatrics and behavioral health and headed the federally funded ElderLynk project to integrate mental health in primary care for the elderly. She is the coauthor, with J.J. McGovern, of Your Healer Within: A Unified Field Theory of Healthcare, as well as many articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.
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