Good Housekeeping Illustrated Guide to Women's Health

Good Housekeeping Illustrated Guide to Women's Health

by Good Housekeeping, Briar Mitchell

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Library Journal
Another general overview of women's health, this book contains good, basic information about female anatomy, physiology, and sexuality. The sections on birth control and sexually transmitted diseases are current, although the effectiveness of natural family planning is exaggerated. The advice on nutrition, health maintenance, and choosing healthcare is sound. There are also eight color anatomy plates, line drawings, a glossary, and a brief referral list. At twice the size and a lower price, The New Our Bodies Ourselves (LJ 2/1/93) offers deeper, more comprehensive coverage of women's health and related policy issues. In addition, its extensive bibliographies and referral lists make it a superior reference source. The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Guide to Woman's Health is a good choice for circulating collections in need of general women's health material.-Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., Cal.
Denise Perry Donavin
The focus of this guide is health maintenance; the book can also be utilized as a concise encyclopedia of common illnesses, from AIDS to yeast infections. With the focus on care and prevention, there is information on the aging process, including common physical and psychological changes, fitness, nutrition, breast exams, and conquering fatigue. Other significant issues covered include workplace hazards and how to react to and recover from violent attacks. Insurance and physician selection are discussed, and a most encouraging sign related to the latter interest is the number of women specialists on the medical advisory board for this publication. A glossary and the addresses of health and helpful organizations are appended.

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Hearst Books
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1st ed
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8.74(w) x 11.15(h) x 1.15(d)

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