Handbook of Women's Health: An Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

This practical handbook provides a clear and comprehensive evidence-based primary-care guide to the care of women in ambulatory practice. The volume emphasizes preventive care and well-woman care throughout the lifecycle of a woman, including sexuality, contraception, medical care in pregnancy, psychological and important medical concerns. The book stresses the strength of evidence underlying common practices of female care and recognizes and pays heed to the cultural, social, and psychological differences that impact on women's health. It conveys a consistently positive message in terms of seeking solutions to women's health care problems and emphasizes preventive health care. The handbook provides insightful tips and checklists to highlight women's common health problems and effective evidence-based treatment.

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"This is an attractive book: visually pleasing charts and tables complement the accessible outline format...The Handbook of Women's Health is packed with an abundance of useful information and will provide any practitioner of ambulatory medicine an ample resource on female health care." Magnolia Clinic
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521545952
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Physical activity and exercise 7
3 Nutrition 23
4 Psychosocial health promotion of mid-life women 45
5 Sexual health 61
6 Alcoholism, nicotine dependence, and drug abuse 81
7 Depression and anxiety 97
8 Physical changes in menopause and perimenopause 125
9 Spiritual and psychological aspects of menopause 137
10 Hormone therapy 151
11 Contraception and fertility 191
12 Prevention of coronary heart disease in women 209
13 Hypertension and stroke 225
14 Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis 235
15 Diabetes in mid-life women 253
16 Breast cancer : screening and prevention 275
17 Cervical cancer : prevention, screening, and early detection 287
18 Endometrial cancer : prevention, screening, and early detection 293
19 Ovarian cancer : prevention, screening, and early detection 311
20 Colon, lung, and skin cancer : screening and prevention 327
21 Common gastrointestinal and urinary problems 335
Index 357
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