Not since Quincy has America embraced a medical examiner as a celebrity, but Jan Garavaglia is all the rage. Only this M.E. is the real thing! The star of “Dr. G: Medical Examiner” on Discovery Health has been digging into dead people for years. Along the way, she says she’s picked up little nuggets of information that she filed away in her mind.
She’s taken those and compiled them into a brand new book, “How Not To Die: Surprising Lessons on Living Longer, Safer and Healthier from America’s Favorite Medical Examiner.” The book makes sense, coming from someone who’s seen more death than anyone.
She talks about the dangers involved in everything from clutter to hospitals to broken hips to the dangers of alcohol. And, she finally answers the burning question — what’s a nice girl like her doing in a job like that!