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Perimenopause: Changes in Women's Health After 35, 2nd Edition Paperback – 2001

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Huston and Lanka's book is a comprehensive and conventional medical guide to this wide span of years, which begins in a woman's thirties.... The goal is to empower women to manage their symptoms while minimizing their risks of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Recommended.
—Library Journal

An excellent overview of the resources allopathic medicine recommends to women as they age, the book reflects both authors' experiences as ob/gyn doctors.
—Yoga Journal



“This book is so timely and thorough for women over 25. Thank you so much for what you have done for women.”
—Laura Buxton, anchor, Morning News, KUSI TV, San Diego



“It’s really a comprehensive women’s health book. You should have it on your shelf.”
—Leslie Gold and Laurie Kramer, hosts of Two Chicks Dishin’, WRKO, Boston

About the Author

L. Darlene Lanka, M.D., has been a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist for thirty years with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California and is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the former Director of women’s Health at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California and two times president of the Easy Bay GYN Society. She is a frequent lecturer and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television program discussing women’s health issues and by KPIX on women’s health legislation in California. Dr. Lanka was awarded the Diablo Soroptimist Societies’ Women Helping women Award.

James E. Huston, M.D., specialized in obstetrics and gynecology before his retirement. He lives in Medford, Oregon. He is a frequent author and speaker on women’s health topics.

Both Dr. Lanka and Dr. Huston have visited Guatemala as participating doctors with the Hospital de la Familia in Guatemala, donating much-needed medical aid for indigenous families.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications, Inc; 2nd edition (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572242345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572242340
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,538,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 24, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a must-have book for all women interpretting health changes post 35! It is thorough, common sense, warmly written and comprehensive! The authors summarize extensive research findings. This enables readers to make educated choices in all areas of their changing health. What a find! What a buy! I've read them all and only a few books deliver what women need to know. This book is outstanding! I recommend Perimenopause to my own doctors, women's clinics and bought a dozen copies for my friends!
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 8, 1999
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I found most of the information OK. But there was stuff in this book that made me wary. Prozac for PMS? Hysterectomy good idea for fibroids? Who would seriously consider these options? Natural progesterone and studies on it dismissed in one paragraph. These things left me rather unimpressed. I would not rely on this book as my main source of information.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By llowry@jeffnet.org on February 5, 1998
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A comprehensive guide to all the issues forty-something women face, and well-balanced recommendations on how to make choices. I especially liked how broad the book is, bringing in solutions not only from Western medicine, but also from Eastern arenas. The chapter on Gynecologic Surgery is a must read for all women in this age group. Great job, well written, wish the authors could be my doctors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 9, 2001
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I found this book to offer a very sound, common-sense approach to the perimenopausal years. Covering a variety of topics from symptoms to diet to health risks and prevention, it's a wonderful base for all of my other reading on this very well-published but not always well-written topic.
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