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Developed and written under the leadership of a prestigious national organization of 13,000 of America's most knowledgeable female physicians, The Women's Complete Healthbook puts informed choice into the hands of patients, empowering women to take control of their own health care needs. In keeping with a decades-long commitment to further the professional development and education of women physicians and health care consumers, the American Medical Women's Association offers the first truly comprehensive, medical...
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1996-12-13 Paperback New COLLECTIBLE. FIRST PRINTING EDITION WITH FULL 10 DIGIT NUMBER LINE. New large, oversized soft cover from bookstore. Illustrated. Nice tight, clean, ... bright book. No remainder marks or other marks found. May show light shelf wear from store display. Packaged carefully and sent promptly with free tracking number in US. Heavy or oversized item, requires extra shipping for expedited and Canadian orders. Satisfaction guaranteed with fast, friendly service and easy returns. Thousands of orders shipped. Thank you for your order. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Developed and written under the leadership of a prestigious national organization of 13,000 of America's most knowledgeable female physicians, The Women's Complete Healthbook puts informed choice into the hands of patients, empowering women to take control of their own health care needs. In keeping with a decades-long commitment to further the professional development and education of women physicians and health care consumers, the American Medical Women's Association offers the first truly comprehensive, medical reference for women, by women. This essential sourcebook examines, illuminates, and provides state-of-the-art guidance on every aspect of healthy womanhood from puberty to old-age, clearly addressing the pivotal issues in women's health care today and revealing all the up-to-the-minute findings on preventive techniques, medical conditions, and treatment options that concern women most. Containing the experience and expertise of women physicians working on the front lines of women's health today, The Women's Complete Healthbook is timely, progressive, comprehensive - the definitive guide to all the times of a woman's life and an indispensable ally in health and healing.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Joyce E. Dains, DrPH, RN, CS (Baylor College of Medicine)
Description: This is a comprehensive reference for all aspects of women's health, designed as a resource for women who make healthcare decisions. It covers topics from health maintenance concerns to reproductive health and common health problems.
Purpose: Although the emphasis is on health maintenance through disease prevention and health promotion, it helps readers understand how disease affects the body and how and when to obtain medical care.
Audience: This book is for women who are consumers of healthcare and who have no medical background or training. It is written by women physicians and health providers.
Features: Several of the chapters give resource lists that are opportunities for more information or avenues for health assistance. The chapter "Accidents and Emergencies" is a practical, easy-to-follow guide for prevention and first aid. The table of contents is less useful than the appendix in accessing information on a particular topic. Although the body systems approach makes sense to the authors, it is less logical for nonmedical readers. The text is well presented visually, with illustrations that are easy to understand and interpret.
Assessment: The book delivers more and less than it promises. The section on the "Healthy Body" covers a wide range of common conditions and disorders that are not woman-specific, making this text useful for other family members. However, this is not a resource for "all women." The sophisticated language and high readability index may be a barrier for some. In some instances the text falls short; for example, the discussion of hormone replacement therapy was scattered over several sections and ultimately proved disappointing. Nonetheless, this is a marvelous addition to the home reference book shelf. The breadth and scope are excellent and the depth of coverage is usually on target. I would recommend it to many of my patients, women and men.
Joyce E. Dains
This is a comprehensive reference for all aspects of women's health, designed as a resource for women who make healthcare decisions. It covers topics from health maintenance concerns to reproductive health and common health problems. Although the emphasis is on health maintenance through disease prevention and health promotion, it helps readers understand how disease affects the body and how and when to obtain medical care. This book is for women who are consumers of healthcare and who have no medical background or training. It is written by women physicians and health providers. Several of the chapters give resource lists that are opportunities for more information or avenues for health assistance. The chapter ""Accidents and Emergencies"" is a practical, easy-to-follow guide for prevention and first aid. The table of contents is less useful than the appendix in accessing information on a particular topic. Although the body systems approach makes sense to the authors, it is less logical for nonmedical readers. The text is well presented visually, with illustrations that are easy to understand and interpret. The book delivers more and less than it promises. The section on the ""Healthy Body"" covers a wide range of common conditions and disorders that are not woman-specific, making this text useful for other family members. However, this is not a resource for ""all women."" The sophisticated language and high readability index may be a barrier for some. In some instances the text falls short; for example, the discussion of hormone replacement therapy was scattered over several sections and ultimately proved disappointing. Nonetheless, this is a marvelous addition to the homereference book shelf. The breadth and scope are excellent and the depth of coverage is usually on target. I would recommend it to many of my patients, women and men.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440507239
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/13/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.83 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Ch. 1 A New National Focus on Women's Health 3
Ch. 2 How to Cope with the Health Care System 15
Ch. 3 Diet, Nutrition, and Healthy Weight 31
Ch. 4 Exercise and Physical Fitness 47
Ch. 5 Living in a Healthy Environment 65
Ch. 6 Working in a Healthy Environment 81
Ch. 7 Chemical Dependencies 91
Ch. 8 Mental Health 107
Ch. 9 Staying Healthy in Spite of Stress 125
Ch. 10 Violence and Women 133
Ch. 11 Aging 145
Ch. 12 Sexuality 159
Ch. 13 Genetics 173
Ch. 14 Genetic Counseling 189
Ch. 15 The Reproductive System 209
Ch. 16 Understanding Your Fertility 245
Ch. 17 Pregnancy and Childbirth 261
Ch. 18 Breastfeeding 281
Ch. 19 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 291
Ch. 20 AIDS and Women 301
Ch. 21 Accidents and Emergencies 313
Ch. 22 The Brain and Nervous System 331
Ch. 23 The Eyes 355
Ch. 24 Ears, Nose, and Throat 383
Ch. 25 The Breast 399
Ch. 26 The Respiratory System 413
Ch. 27 The Cardiovascular System 437
Ch. 28 Hypertension 457
Ch. 29 The Blood and Lymphatic Systems 467
Ch. 30 The Endocrine System 487
Ch. 31 The Immune System and Allergies 501
Ch. 32 The Kidneys and the Urinary System 515
Ch. 33 The Digestive System 539
Ch. 34 The Musculoskeletal System 573
Ch. 35 Skin, Hair, and Nails 601
Ch. 36 Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery 627
Ch. 37 Cancer and Women 639
Ch. 38 Pain Evaluation and Management 649
Ch. 39 Managing Medication 661
Appendix: Diagnostic Tests 673
Associations and Organizations 681
Editors and Contributors 687
Index 693
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