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2002 Paperback New 0848725816. Softcover; Birmingham, Alabama; Oxmoor House; 2002; 4to 11-13 tall; New; 400 pp. Very slight indentation on front cover from shelving. BRAND NEW ... book, unread. No remainder.; 9.48 X 8.36 X 0.81 inches; 400 pages. Read more Show Less

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780848725815
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Edition description: ANNUAL
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Picks 8
Editor's Note 10
1. Breakthroughs: The Year's Top Discoveries in Medical and Alternative Care
The Year's Most Exciting Breakthroughs in Medicine and What They Can Mean for You 12
Healthy News: HPV Doesn't Have to Spell Cancer 16
The End of the HRT Era? 17
The New Medical Professionals 18
Healthy News: Blood Substitutes: Better than the Real Thing?, New Kind of Leeches May be Used in Hospitals, Health Buzz 21
A Breath of Fresh Medicine 22
Healthy News: Alternative-or Mainstream?, Snooze-Free Allergy Aid, Take-Home Medical Tests: Do They Make the Grade? 24
Landmark Case Challenges Medical Treatment of Pain 26
Junk Food Goes to Court 31
Dr. Nancy Snyderman: Good Question about Women's Health 33
Ecstasy: The "Party" Drug Goes from Club to Doctor's Couch 34
Healthy News: Natural Dental Products: They Don't Always Measure Up, New Relief for Dentist-Phobes, Kava Caution, Link Found Between Depression and Low Bone Density 36
The Medicine of Music 38
Healthy News: Be Your Own Alternative Healer, Coming Soon: A New Way to Relieve Asthma Sufferers, Stick it to Me, Popular Attractions, Ginger: the Supplement that Can Combat Arthritis Pain, The Foot Bone's Connected to the Shoulder Bone? 40
The Truth Behind the New Quick-Fix Therapy 42
Healthy News: Check with Your Doc Before Taking this Herb, Aloe Alert, Beyond Bones: The Calcium Health Kick, Read Labels to Find Real Aromatherapy, A Guide to Massage Techniques 44
Living Out Loud 46
Healthy News: Vital Stats, How E-Mail Can Help You Get the Medical Answers You Need 52
II. The Female Body: Finding the Treatments that are Right for You
Doctors Learn to Stop Treating a Woman Like a Man 54
Healthy Body: How Medical Studies Are Shortchanging Women, Hear No Evil 57
Why Young Women's Hearts Stop 58
Healthy Body: Why You Can't Always Trust a Home Pregnancy Test 61
A Contraceptive Renaissance 62
Healthy Body: Block Sperm and Germs, Give Your Beauty Routine a Prenatal Checkup, Taking the Pill in a Different Time Zone, A Week-by-Week Guide to Your Hormones 63
Coping with the Pain of Infertility 66
Healthy Body: Good News: No Cancer Link Found in Fertility Drugs, Eat to Take Your Period Off Pause, This New Test Could Solve Miscarriage Mysteries, What Age for Motherhood?, Back Savers for New Moms 68
Cesareans: Do You Deserve a Choice? 70
Healthy Body: How Ginkgo Biloba Can Harm Your Baby, Click Here to Make Hormone Headway, Breast-Feeding Protects Babies from Asthma, New Nasal Spray Could Relieve PMS, The Vaginal Infection You Probably Don't Know Enough About, More Medical Assistance for Menopause, A New Way to Ease Menstrual Pain 74
Nancy Snyderman: Good Question about Women's Health 77
Rape: The Road to Recovery 78
Healthy Body: Bloating May Signal Ovarian Cancer, Mammograms without the Ouch, This Little Pill Can Prevent Cancer, Milk: the Latest Weapon in the Battle Against Breast Cancer, Coming Soon: A Better Breast Test 84
Breaking News on Breast Cancer 86
Herbs: The New Cure for Menopause 93
Female Trouble: When Happy Hour Goes Sour 96
Healthy Body: How Your Hormones Could Make You a Candidate for Addiction, Research Discovers New Hope for Fibroid Sufferers, Endometriosis: Be Sure You Know the Signs, That Irritating Itch Could be Yeast--Or Something Else, Health Buzz 101
Five Women, One Weight--See How 140 Pounds Looks on these Women 104
Healthy Body: Frame Your Figure with these Cover-up Tips 109
Are Eating Disorders a Family Trait? 110
Healthy Body: Eating Disorders Linked to Birth Dates, Anorexia Alert, Vital Stats, Pay for My Pills, Pre-Op Pill Precaution 113
III. Everyday Wellness: Smart Help for Common Conditions
17 Medical Mysteries Solved 116
Healthy Remedies: What to Do if You're Black and Blue, A More Convenient Way to Check Your Blood Pressure, Self-Care: Get a Leg Up on Cramps 121
Lessons from the E.R. 122
Healthy Remedies: When Germ-Fighting Goes Too Far, Checking Up on Hotel Hygiene 126
Winning the Cold War 127
Healthy Remedies: How to Avoid Picking Up Restroom Germs, Discover the Best Way to Beat the Sniffles--on the Web 129
The Danger Lurking in the Air You Breathe 130
Healthy Remedies: How Candles Affect Your Health, How a Gas Stove Can Poison Your Home, Protect Your Family From This Toxic Lumber 136
Hot New Health Trends Can Shape Up Your City 137
Seeking Better Sleep 138
Healthy Remedies: Pillow Talk: Tools for a Better Slumber, How Morning-After Sunscreen Can Work for You, Another Advantage of Flossing, The Eating and Swimming Myth, Be Good to Your Feet--Hold Off on High Heels 140
Nancy Snyderman: Good Question about Women's Health 142
Watch Out for Optical Delusions 146
Healthy Remedies: Why LASIK spells Trouble if You Wear Contacts, Long-Wearing Lenses Now Good for 30 Days 147
How to Be a Health-Savvy Shopper 148
Healthy Remedies: How to Prevent a Brain Freeze 151
A Painkiller's Quiet Problem 152
Healthy Remedies: Prescription Crib Sheet, Pain Relief without a Pill, Over-the-Counter Overdose 154
Don't Let this Supplement Trap You 155
Healthy Remedies: Put a Stop to Pre-Dawn Allergy Attacks, Sweat Harder Live Longer, Relief on the Cheap, An Extra Benefit of Lowering Your Cholesterol, How Your Favorite TV Shows Rate on Health Issues, Vital Stats, Your Guy's Biggest Health Risks 158
IV. Food and Nutrition: Savor the Health
Building a Better Food Pyramid 162
Healthy Cooking: Fruits that Give You More Vitamin C, Will the USDA Warm Up to Super-Size Portions?, Sample Serving Sizes Move into the 21st Century, Veggies Get the Boot, The Cost of Going Green 168
A Nutrition Nightmare: "I Won't Eat That" 170
Eight Steps to a Healthy Diet 172
Healthy Cooking: Clean Plate Club, Global Food Trends Get Quirky, No Reason to Wine?, Sizing up the Ideal Muffin, Label Fables, His Smoking Can Make You Fat 174
No-Stress Diet 176
Healthy Cooking: www=Web Weight Watch, Fight Fat with Fat 179
Diet Foods You'll Love 180
Healthy Cooking: Why Fat-Free Often Equals Flavor-Free, I'll Just have a Sliver, Foods that Feed More Than Just an Appetite, The Virtues of Eating Often, Food Facts, Dressing "On the Side"--Not as Helpful as You Think 182
Reap the Benefits of a Kitchen Garden 184
Healthy Cooking: Tips for Farmers' Market Buys, Watch Out for Carrots in a Low-Carb Diet, Feed Your Man Tomatoes and Help Him Stay Cancer-Free, Get Your Fruits and Veggies from a Wrap 187
Color Your Diet for Good Health 188
When Salad Makes a Supper 192
Healthy Cooking: Frozen Vegetables vs. Fresh, Keep Veggies Fresh 195
Great Grains 196
Healthy Cooking: Fight Bacteria: Dry Your Dishes 201
Take a Second Look at Soy 202
Healthy Cooking: Soy Products Face Meaty New Competition, Get High (Nutrition) with Hemp 205
Eggs: The Perfect Food 206
What You Really Need to Know about Milk 209
Healthy Cooking: Be Safe with Raw Fish, Fish Found to be Healthy Meals for Expecting Moms, Wine-Worthy Advice at Winespectator.com, Take Care of Picnic Perishables, BBQ for Bees, The Hidden Dangers of Too Much Vitamin A, This Fatty Acid Can Actually Help Manage Diabetes, We All Scream, Cheese: The Latest "in" Thing for Dessert 212
"Good" Bacteria Pills May Soothe Stomach Woes 214
Healthy Cooking: Honey for Hangovers, Edible Vaccine, The Medicines and Foods You Should Never Mix, Jerky Goes Gourmet 216
Dr. Nancy Snyderman: Good Question about Food and Nutrition 218
Food for the Heart, From the Heart 220
Healthy Cooking: 10 Easy Ways to Shave Calories and Shed Pounds, Add a Little Flavor and Help Fight Cancer, No Need to Worry--Your Child Can Still be a Healthy Eater, Vital Stats, Free Yourself from Time Constraints for an Enjoyable Dining Experience 225
V. Fitness: Fun Ways to Firm Up
Find the Right Workout for Any Age 228
Move Your Body, Free Your Mind 230
Healthy Shape: Exercise Your Right to Brag 231
Get on the Ball 232
Healthy Shape: Happy Trails, Does that Come in a Size XXX-Small?, Don't Depend on Exercise Machines' Calorie Counters, Get More from Your Fitness Tapes, Are Jogging Strollers Safe for Moms and Babies? 234
BodyWork: 3 Steps to Strong, Sexy Legs 236
BodyWork: Make Your Hips More Flexible 239
The Last Ab Workout You'll Ever Need 242
BodyWork: Sculpt a Better Back for Power and Great Posture 248
BodyWork: Shoulder the Load 251
Pump up Your Confidence 254
Sweat for a Cause 256
Healthy Shape: What to Do about Knee Pain, Walk Away from Cancer Risks, Dog Lovers: Get Moving, Health Buzz 257
Can You Be Fat and Fit? 258
Healthy Shape: Beautiful Body Tops Beautiful Beau, Burn Extra Calories Outside the Gym, The Stretch Before You Sweat Myth, Rate Your Fitness Routine, Why You Should Warm Up Your Work Out, Title IX: One Step Forward, One Step Back 260
The Future of Phys. Ed. 264
Healthy Shape: Rating Combat Fitness Programs, Vital Stats, Look to the Animal Kingdom for True Fitness 267
VI. Healthy Looks: A Busy Woman's Guide to Beauty and Style
The Face of Health 270
Beautyworks: Fix Your Face at the Drugstore Counter, The Best Way to Remove Eye Makeup, Making Your Look Last, Headband Headaches, Does Your Hair Salon Practice Good Hygiene?, Hard Water Hard on Hair, Dress to Impress While You're Pregnant, Find a Bra that Really Fits, Tainted Thongs 275
Our 17-Point Plan for a More Beautiful Body 278
Beautyworks: How We Rate At-Home Bikini Line Care, Trust the Pros for the Best Eyebrow Grooming 281
Is Stress Damaging Your Looks? 282
Beautyworks: No Tan is a Good Tan, Protect Your Face from the Sun Without Causing Acne, Sunscreen that Suits You 287
Eight Great Hygiene Tips You Should Know 288
Beautyworks: What those Little Red Lines on Your Skin Really Mean, Health Buzz, Save Your Gums with the Right Toothbrush Techniques, Mints and Mouthwash, Fix Body Odor with a Pill, Soap Star: The Bar is Back, Why You Should Wash Your Face Before You Workout, Tips for a Whiter Smile 291
Simple Changes, Big Beauty Payoffs 294
Beautyworks: Cosmetic Supplements, Winter-Fresh Skin Strategies, Fix Tired-Looking Eyes 297
New Life, New Look 298
Beautyworks: How Cancer Patients Can Boost Their Self-Image, Vital Stats 304
VII. Mind and Spirit: Relax, Revitalize, Renew
It's Time to Get Happy 306
Healthy Outlook: Web Watch: Quash Ugly Rumors with Online Facts, Found: An Antidote to Low Self-Esteem, Self-Quiz: Are You Blirtatious? 310
9 Easy Ways to Shake the Blahs 312
How to Really Reach Your Goals 314
Healthy Outlook: Use Color to Pick up Your Mood, Negative Thinking Linked to Medication Side Effects, Turn to Good Art for a Good Mood 317
BodyWork: Shed Stress with these Easy Moves 318
Healthy Outlook: The Right Kind of Stress Keeps You Healthy, Kick Bad Habits Now 321
Knitting: The New Yoga 322
Seven Simple Steps That Will Help You Sleep 324
Healthy Outlook: Dear Diary, What do My Dreams Mean?, Dreams Could Be a Window to Your Real Emotions, What it Means When Dreams Won't Let You Rest, How Hope and Humor Help Your Health, Health Buzz 326
Five Secrets to a Stress-Free Getaway 328
Healthy Outlook: Unwind in Style Between Flights 331
Finding the Bright Side in Being Laid Off 332
Healthy Outlook: What Does Your Office Say About You?, How Superstitions Can Affect Your Health, Virtual Reality Can Help You Face Your Fears 334
When Accidents are More than Just Accidents 336
When Innocent Habit Becomes Obsession 338
Healthy Outlook: Movies to Fit Your Mood 341
How Real Soccer Moms Do It All 342
Lessons from Lockerbie 346
Healthy Outlook: Vital Stats, Women Approach Leadership with Their Own Style 348
VIII. Relationships and Sex: Secrets of Happiness
Is There a Right Age for Marriage? 352
Let's Get Personal: Getting Married?, Alcohol-Free Dating, Pick a Guy Who Likes Your Flavor, Debunking Marriage Myths, Ready Set Date!, Why People Lie to Find Love 355
Sweat Together, Stay Together? 358
Let's Get Personal: What Makes a Woman Ditch Her Man, How Emotional Infidelity Damages Your Relationship, The Sexy Way Your Partner Can Massage Away Your Pain 360
Recharge Your Sex Life with a Doctor Visit 362
Let's Get Personal: Why Same Sex isn't Safe Sex, The Pros and Cons of Lubricants, Sexual Ethics, A Woman's Guide to When to Have Sex 364
Turn Up the Heat in Your Bedroom 366
Let's Get Personal: Stimulate Your Senses--and Your Sexuality, Need to Spice Up Your Love Life?, Women Prove to be Better Arousal Detectors 369
Real Life, Real Answers 370
Tribal Friendships 372
The Challenge of Forming Friendships in Your 30s 374
Let's Get Personal: Female Friends: the Best Relationship Predictors, The Truth about Lying, How to Avoid Interoffice Hostility, How to Spot the Hidden Messsage in Telephone Body Language, Socializing Can Boost Your Brain Power, Lend and Ear When a Friend is in Need 375
The Professional Flirt at Work 378
Let's Get Personal: Rub Out Regret, Is Your Guy Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now?, Find Out if You're More than Just a Gal Pal, Top 10 Things Men Wish You Knew, Health Buzz 380
A Different Kind of Family 382
Let's Get Personal: Why the Stress of Marital Storms is Worse for Women, How You Can Be a Man Magnet, The Body Language of Love, Women Could Save Men From Extinction, Love is Child's Play, Vital Stats 383
Index 386
Advisory Board, Contributors 399
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