Thank goodness, an accessible medical guide for women that's actually written by women. While it focuses on prevention, it's vastly educational and empowering for when you do find yourself miserably sick or injured--or just curious about a particular health topic. Unlike other guides that combine statistics for men and women, the Women's Wellness Book has dug up the facts that matter to help you improve your health. Supremely organized into 25 skillfully written chapters, it's replete with charts, line drawings, and photos, with helpful "wellness tips" and "wellness warnings" in the margins throughout. Emotional health and sexuality are given much more coverage here than in most home health references, and the sections on menopause and perimenopause (a subject overlooked in many other similar books) are among the most comprehensive and up-to-date around.
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First published as The Women's Complete Healthbook (Delacorte, 1995), this comprehensive guide to health for women has been updated and reorganized to emphasize wellness and disease prevention. The book explains the importance of family history, regular medical examinations, and lifestyle assessment. It discusses choosing healthcare providers and insurance, active participation in one's care, and appropriate care at different stages of life, offering information on nutrition, fitness, contraception, pregnancy, birth, well-child care, menopause, mental health, and various diseases. Unfortunately, the outstanding information on medication included in the first edition is not in this one. Nevertheless, this volume is an excellent source, and its focus on prevention sets it apart from more traditional guides such as The Harvard Guide to Women's Health (LJ 4/15/96). Highly recommended for all collections.ABarbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA
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