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With the publication in 1996 of The Harvard Guide to Women's Health, women seeking answers to questions about their health had access to the combined expertise of physicians from three of the world's most prestigious medical institutions: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. With complete information on women's health concerns, physical and behavioral, this A to Z reference quickly became a definitive resource, praised especially for its coverage of topics not previously considered under the umbrella of women's health. The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health reunites the authors to bring a valued health reference up to date for a new generation--and for those women who have come to rely on the Harvard Guide and are now wondering what to do about their health as they enter a new stage of life, asking questions like the following:
I've been on hormone replacement therapy. Should I stop? How?
Could this rash be lupus?
I've been on the Pill. What is my risk for stroke?
Fat is bad, fat is good: What should I believe? And what's left to eat?
When does ordinary worry become chronic anxiety?
What screening tests do I need now?
In addition to revised recommendations reflecting the current medical thinking on menopause and hormone replacement therapy, the New Harvard Guide includes
updated recommendations about cardiac health and heart disease--the #1 killer of women in the United States
entries reflecting recent advances in the understanding and treatment of autoimmune diseases
better coverage of health concerns throughout a woman's life span, from her first period to menopause and beyond, with a new entry on perimenopause
expanded nutritional recommendations, including a unique chart of the U.S. government's Daily Reference Intakes for micronutrients, broken down for teens and women whose needs may differ because they are pregnant, breastfeeding, or postmenopausal
updated information on over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, procedures, screenings, and diagnostic tests
A remarkably navigable virtual encyclopedia...The guide is more than a laundry list of diseases. It covers a host of psychosocial issues, from rape and domestic violence to sexual harassment and sexual preference...A good gauge of any medical book purporting to be the definitive one for women is how well it covers gender issues in heart disease, a field that has historically neglected women. Here the guide gets high marks.
— Leslie Laurence
From A to Z, [The Harvard Guide to Women's Heath] skillfully traverses topics from abdominal pain, through cytolytic vaginitis, interstitial cystitis, onward to occupational hazards, and, ultimately, zinc...In both the book and on the CD-ROM, finding information is easy...One patient commented, 'In my house this book would be brought out a lot—for myself, when talking to my sisters, mother or close friends. It's practically a coffee-table book.'
— Charlea, T. Maisson, MD
An invaluable guide for every stage of a woman's life.
— Aline McKenzie
An indispensable guide to nearly every female health concern.
— Hillary Wright
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
Breast Implants and Enlargement
Breast Lumps (Benign)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Cancer and Dysplasia
Chorionic Villi Sampling
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Computerized Axial Tomography CT Scans
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease
Cystocele, Urethrocele, and Rectocele
Dentures, Bridges, and Implants
Dermabrasion and Chemical Peels
Diaphragms, Cervical Caps, and Sponges
Dilatation and Curettage
Dissociative Identify Disorder
Electrosurgical Loop Excision
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Goiters and Thyroid Nodules
Hay Fever and Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
High Blood Pressure
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lipectomy and Liposuction
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Menstrual Cycle Disorders
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Natural Birth Control Methods
Nearsightedness and Farsightedness
Pain during Sexual Intercourse
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Pesticides and Organic Foods
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Pregnancy over Age 35
Prenatal Genetic Counseling
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sexual Abuse and Incest
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Skin Care and Cosmetics
Social Anxiety Disorder
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Testicular Feminization Syndrome
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Urinary Tract Infections
Vaginal Bleeding (Abnormal)
Vaginal Bleeding during Pregnancy
Vitamins and Minerals
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