Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's Dr. Mark Rudberg Co-Authors Latest in "You" Series with Oprah's Health Specialist, Dr. Oz
Lake Forest Hospital November 01, 2007
LAKE FOREST, IL – Internist and geriatric specialist Dr. Mark Rudberg is the co-author of You: Staying Young…The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty, latest in the best-selling “You” series by Oprah Winfrey health experts Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen. Scheduled for release Nov. 1, 2007, You: Staying Young… follows #1 New York Times’ bestsellers You: The Owner’s Manual and You: On A Diet.
Rudberg also provided audience health exam screenings as part of last week’s taping of Dr. Oz’ Oprah Winfrey show that will introduce the world to their book. The show is scheduled to air in two segments – Thursday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 5.
“I wrote and published many academic papers aimed at medically trained audiences while at the University of Chicago,” said Rudberg, a nationally respected epidemiologist, geriatrician and former medical school associate professor. “But this was a first for me. Five experts collaborating via conference call for six hours each week over a six-month period. We learned from each other throughout. And Dr. Oz has an amazing talent for knowing his audience and turning highly technical information into something not only easy-to-understand but highly engaging and entertaining for the general public. The whole experience was fantastic!”
You: Staying Young… corrects misconceptions about the “seemingly” inevitable decline of the body and mind as we age. The science behind “major agers” is explained in lay terms, using the analogy of a city and how it can control either aging gracefully or deteriorating unnecessarily. With the help of wonderful illustrations by Gary Hallgren, this series of epiphanies for the reader culminates in a 14-day plan for staying young that will allow us to live longer with greater vitality.
“I’d like to do it again if the right opportunity presents itself,” said Dr. Rudberg. “I have a couple of book ideas I plan to explore. Working with Dr. Oz, Dr. Roizen and their team was such a stimulating and enjoyable journey for me. You learn a lot by teaching. It’s how I stay young.”