Healthy Woman

Healthy Woman

by Prevention Magazine Editors
     
 

Finally, what women want when it comes to health care: good, solid, easy-to use information about their major health concerns. THE HEALTHY WOMAN is packed with insights and practical tips.  See more details below

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Finally, what women want when it comes to health care: good, solid, easy-to use information about their major health concerns. THE HEALTHY WOMAN is packed with insights and practical tips.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It's been a long time in coming, but women's health issues are at last making headlines, while funding for medical research involving women may provide much-needed information about their health and how it differs from men's. Feinstein's collection of magazine and book reprints reflects these trends; in an introduction, the banner ``Taking Control for the Next Century'' is blazoned across the top of the page. But included here are writings on a wide range of topics: relationships, financial security, sex, satisfaction, work, and stress and its antidotes. An argument is made that all of these concerns have bearing on the general topic of health in one sense or another. Yet, unfortunately, the reprints offered are mostly the standard fare of women's magazines--service articles, brightly written and shallow. The book is divided into 10 chapters--``How to Eat Well and Stay Trim,'' ``Looking Good,'' ``Managing Your Money,'' ``That Special Man in Your Life.'' The news found in each is evergreen, and that's important, since some of the articles date back to 1992. But timelier pieces can be found at your local newsstand, and probably should have been included in this readable but superficial compendium. (Feb.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Women's health is hot! But if you're looking for a book that gives substantive coverage of the latest topics in women's health, this is not it. That is not to say this book is totally without merit, however. Put together by the editors of Prevention Magazine Health Books and the Rodale Center for Women's Health, The Healthy Woman tells us that ``health'' includes emotional health, financial health, employment health, healthy relationships, and ``in general, feeling good about oneself.'' It includes some wonderful self-help articles from popular women's magazines on doing your own financial planning, getting ahead at work, and making and keeping resolutions. But there is only one paragraph on heart disease in women, almost nothing on sexually transmitted diseases, and even less on the controversies surrounding hormone replacement or hysterectomies. A great addition to self-help collections but only a marginal addition to consumer health collection. See also Barbara Bibel's ``A Remedy for Women's Health Collections,'' LJ 8/93, p. 69-72.--Ed.-- KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Harrison Memorial Hosp., Bremerton, Wash.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875961972
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/10/1994
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.92(d)

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