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What Women Need to Know: From Headaches to Heart Disease and Everything in Between Paperback – June 1, 2000

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From Publishers Weekly

Women who do not or cannot talk freely to their doctors will find clear answers to many of their unasked questions in this brief, well-organized book that is authoritative without being authoritarian. Legato, a specialist in women's health at New York's Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and Colman, who have previously collaborated on The Female Heart, have constructed an easy-to-browse reference that arranges subjects alphabetically (Abortion to Yeast Infections) and uses a Q&A format to touch on a variety of subtopics. Not surprisingly, menstruation, pregnancy, fertility, contraception, menopause and other reproduction-related issues get the most attention. Up-to-date information is also given on medical tests, living wills and such specific diseases and conditions as high blood pressure, chronic fatigue syndrome and digestive disorders. Even minor problems like weak nails and dandruff earn serious attention. Many women will especially welcome finding straightforward answers to questions they feel would seem too silly (Can underwire bras cause cancer?) or too embarrassing (Is it normal to pass gas during sex?) to ask in person. The back-of-the-book resource list is also useful.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

There are basic health concerns women often fail to discuss with their doctors because they're afraid of looking dumb or of taking too much of the doctor's time. But as the song says, "Little things mean a lot," and authors Legato and Colman (The Female Heart, LJ 8/91) have written this book to address these concerns. Written in question-and-answer format, the text ranges from abortion to yeast infections. Legato, a specialist in internal medicine, and health writer Colman address each question with little jargon and straightforward answers. There are some gaps in coverage; for example, little mention is made of hysterectomy beyond a support group listed at the back of the book. But aside from this minor quibble, this is a good general addition to women's health collections.?Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib., N.Y.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Olmstead Press (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587541009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587541001
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,387,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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