Women's Health For Dummies

Women's Health For Dummies

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"One smart book. It's brimming with up-to-date information that women can use to take better charge of their own health." - Madge Kaplan, Health Desk Editor for public radio's nightly business show Marketplace A useful guide to everything from depression to nutrition and pregnancy to breast cancer, this book helps the reader take charge of her health and her health care. - Lori Andrews, professor of health law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and the author of The Clone Age: Adventures in the New World of Reproductive Technologies Includes the Recipe for Healthy Living - Exercise, Diet, and Stress Relief Women's Health For Dummies(R) is your complete guide to total wellness. Writing with warmth and humor, author Pamela Maraldo, Ph.D., R.N., gives you all the information you need to feel great and live longer, including detailed coverage of pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, breast cancer, and other women's health issues. Packed with up-to-the-minute information on staying fit, preventing disease, selecting a doctor, understanding common medical problems, and ensuring state-of-the-art care, Women's Health For Dummies(R) will help you take charge of your health - and set off on the road to lifelong well-being. Let These Icons Guide You!Points out helpful information that can help you take better care of yourselfTells you the difference between fact and fictionAlerts you to information about care you must receive from your doctor Inside, you'll find life-enhancing advice on how to:Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to lower your chances of heart disease, stroke, and diabetesIdentify the causes and effects of bulimia and anorexiaReduce the risk of breast and cervical cancers with preventive medicineChoose a medical plan and gynecologist suited to your specific needsAvoid sexually transmitted diseases and urinary tract infectionsCreate an action plan for getting medical and legal help in cases of sexual assault, abuse, and domestic violenceUnderstand medical tests, from mammograms and Pap tests to self-examsOvercome addictions to alcohol, drugs, and tobaccoLocate the top ten medical Web sites on the Internetshow more

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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 748.42g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764551191
  • 9780764551192

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: SMART HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN. Chapter 1. Recipe for a Healthy Body. Chapter 2. Maintaining the Machine. Chapter 3. Insurance for a Healthy Life. Chapter 4. Making Choices for Your Future. PART II: RIGHTING THE WRONGS. Chapter 5. Weight Reduction. Chapter 6. Understanding Addictions. Chapter 7. Women and Violence. Chapter 8. Caring for Yourself. PART III: ALL THAT AILS YOU. Chapter 9. Passing Pains. Chapter 10. Digestive System Disorders. Chapter 11. Urinary System Disorder. Chapter 12. Skin Disorder. Chapter 13. Sleep Disorders. Chapter 14. Mental and Neurological Disorders. Chapter 15. Cardiovascular Disease. Chapter 16. Cancer. Chapter 17. Chronic Conditions. PART IV: YOUR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH. Chapter 18. Reproductive System Conditions. Chapter 19. Breast Health. Chapter 20. Menopause. Chapter 21. Contraception and Postconception Alternatives. Chapter 22. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and You. Chapter 23. Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction. PART V: PREGNANCY. Chapter 24. Choosing Your Childbirth. Chapter 25. A Healthy Pregnancy. Chapter 26. Labor and Delivery. PART VI: THE PART OF TENS. Chapter 27. Ten Questions to Ask a Prospective Childbirth Practitioner. Chapter 28. Ten Ways to Make a Gynecologic Exam More Comfortable. Chapter 29. Ten Best Medical Web Sites to Visit. Index. Book Registration Information.show more

About Pamela J. Maraldo

About the Authors Pamela Maraldo, Ph.D., R.N., is chairperson of the board of the People's Medical Society. She was president and chief executive officer of the National League for Nursing for ten years, and is currently a professor at the Columbia University School of Nursing. She has also appeared on numerous national radio and television programs, including Talk of the Nation and The McLaughlin Group. The People's Medical Society is the nation's largest nonprofit consumer health organization. Its mission is to provide consumers with up-to-date health information. Its health care experts have published more than 70 health titles and are frequently seen on such television programs as Oprah, Today, and Good Morning America.show more

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