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From The CriticsReviewer: Hemant Kumar Satpathy, MD (Saint Joseph Hospital)
Description: This excellent, concise book covers the unique health issues that women face in midlife.
Purpose: The purpose is to discuss midlife health issues of women. The objective is appropriate and the book meets the author's goal.
Audience: Although the book is meant for family practitioners, it would be useful for students and residents. The author has a good grasp of these issues.
Features: This book nicely covers women's health including the physiological changes of midlife, health problems, and cancer prevention. I am impressed with the breadth of topics covered. Looking at the table of contents, I do not think the author missed any health issue of midlife. The best part of the book is the simple language. Each chapter has abundant current references and most of the tables are appropriate and can be quickly accessed. The only constructive comment I have is that the discussions could have been little more in-depth.
Assessment: The author has addressed the health problems in an important stage of female life. There are not many books selectively addressing the women's health in midlife. This book will interest primary care doctors treating women.