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The new Harvard guide to women's health / Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, Terra Ziporyn.

By: Carlson, Karen J.
Contributor(s): Eisenstat, Stephanie A | Ziporyn, Terra Diane, 1958-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Harvard University Press reference library: Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004Description: xiii, 688 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0674012828 (cloth : alk. paper); 0674013433 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Women -- Health and hygiene | Women -- Diseases | Medicine, PopularDDC classification: 616/.0082
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This holiday themed release offers five religiously themed stories about Christmas, offering lessons about life and spirituality. Among the stories offered in the program are Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, Don't Forget the Baby Jesus, The Christmas Tree, Dear Santa, and The First Christmas. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Includes index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abortion Acne
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Adenomyosis
  • Adhesions
  • Airbags
  • Alcohol
  • Alpha-Fetoprotein Screening
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amenorrhea
  • Amniocentesis
  • Anemia
  • Anesthesia
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Antianxiety Drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Antiinflammatory Drugs
  • Antiphospholipid
  • Antibody Syndrome
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Biopsy
  • Birth Control
  • Blood Tests
  • Body Image
  • Body Odors
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Implants and Enlargement
  • Breast Lumps (Benign)
  • Breast Pain
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Self-Examination
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Calcium
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cataracts
  • Cervical
  • Cancer and Dysplasia
  • Cesarean Section
  • Chancroid
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chest Pain
  • Childbirth
  • Chlamydia
  • Cholesterol
  • Chorionic Villi Sampling
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Circulatory Disorders
  • Coffee
  • Colds
  • Colon and Rectal
  • Cancer
  • Colostomy
  • Colposcopy
  • Computerized Axial Tomography
  • CT Scans Condoms
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Contact Lenses
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Safety
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Cystocele, Urethrocele, and Rectocele
  • Dentures, Bridges, and Implants
  • Depression
  • Dermabrasion and Chemical Peels
  • Diabetes
  • Diaphragms, Cervical Caps, and Sponges
  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES)
  • Dieting
  • Dilatation and Curettage
  • Disabilities
  • Dissociative Identify
  • Disorder
  • Diuretics
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Douching
  • Dry
  • Eye
  • Eclampsia
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Edema
  • Electrocautery
  • Electrosurgical Loop
  • Excision
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometriosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Estrogen
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Exercise
  • Eye Care
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Face Lifts
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Care
  • Galactorrhea
  • Gallstones
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genital Warts
  • Glaucoma
  • Goiters and Thyroid Nodules
  • Gonorrhea
  • Gum Disease
  • Hair Care
  • Hair Dyes
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Hay Fever and Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hirsutism
  • Hormonal Contraception
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hyperthyroidism

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

First published in 1996, this guide has been a valuable resource for female consumers seeking reliable health information. A new edition is most welcome because there have been major changes in the medical treatment of women, particularly in the areas of heart disease and menopause. The authors, two physicians on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and a medical journalist, feel that well-informed women who collaborate with their physicians get the best medical care. In addition to the expected articles on contraception, pregnancy, sexuality, and sexually transmitted diseases, the 300 alphabetically arranged entries cover such general medical topics as colon and rectal cancer, asthma, cosmetic safety, and pesticides and organic food. There are also discussions of domestic violence, cosmetic surgery, obesity, and nutrition. Information on hormone replacement therapy, cardiac disease in women, autoimmune diseases, drugs, screening procedures, and diagnostic tests has been updated to reflect the most current medical thinking. Addressing the health concerns facing women throughout their lives, the volume includes a new entry about perimenopause as well as nutritional charts for women of different ages. An excellent medical companion to Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century, which provides the political and psychosocial foundation for women's health advocacy; highly recommended for all health collections.-Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Librarians will breathe a sigh of relief at the release of this new edition. There is so much good information in the 1996 version, but eight years is a long time in the area of medical guides, and many of us have likely withdrawn the previous edition. As before, the guide's major focus is on diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system and how diseases common to both sexes may manifest themselves differently in women. The most important change is the updated information on estrogen replacement therapy. In 1996 ERT was viewed as an ideal treatment for women. The 2002 findings of the Women's Health Initiative changed that thinking completely. The research results and the current position of medical professionals are reflected in this edition. Medical advances in the treatment of other diseases and disorders are also covered. The growing acceptance of alternative medicine is reflected in revised articles on the topic. Among the new entries are Airbags, Dissociative identity disorder,\b Lyme disease, and Lymphedema. This edition is 30 pages shorter than the previous one but contains more entries and a center blue pages section with bodily systems diagrams, nutrition charts, and more. The page reduction has been accomplished by the use of smaller type. Information on diseases and disorders is presented as questions and answers addressing definitions, symptoms, treatments, and prevention. A topical resource list gives organizations to be contacted for additional information. Many labeled medical drawings appear throughout the book. The guide is an outstanding source for public and professional libraries. It is aimed at an educated readership. Given the recent publicity on the literacy problem in consumer health information materials (most of which are written at a tenth-grade reading level and above), libraries should be sure to provide other sources on the topic. --Marlene Kuhl Copyright 2004 Booklist