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Women's Health For Life Hardcover – April 15, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing; 1 edition (April 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756642779
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756642778
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,202,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Moore, a frequent guest on the Oprah show, helms a list of world class female physician coauthors. The book opens with the old news that womenÖs wellness has taken a backseat to menÖs, even though itÖs been 20 years since the government insisted that clinical trials include women. The few reliable, comprehensive guides to womenÖs health include most notably Our Bodies, Ourselves and The New Harvard Guide to WomenÖs Health, but this new resource is not one of them. It offers broad coverage, but insufficient straightforward information. Opening with the familiar discussion about why women are different and deserve appropriate care, the book covers minimal basic explanations and advice for maintaining health and understanding and recognizing symptoms of disease. In an effort to offer nonalarmist guidance, the coauthors downplay the severity of certain conditions, including cancer, liver disease and coronary artery disease. Twelve of 16 chapters, each presenting short overviews, sidebars, charts, illustrations, symptom checklists and advice for self-care, focus on an individual physiological system (hormones, breast health, heart, etc.). The message that informed patients receive better care is here, but symptom checklists are incomplete and explanations cursory at best. (May)
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About the Author

Highly regarded as a women's health expert and advocate; as a physician educator and as a media commentator, Dr. Moore is the Founder and President of DrDonnica.com, a popular women's health information website launched in Sept. 2000. She is also Founder and President of Sapphire Women's Health Group LLC, a multimedia women's health education and communications firm.

Team-written by female specialists in the US and UK, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.

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I recommend this for your own book shelves, and as a gift.
NYCGirl
I found the organization of the book was excellent - it was easy and intuitive to read through.
Leslie N. Hare
This book specifically addresses health issues affecting women.
D. Munoz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I picked up this book for my wife. She's getting to the age (around 50) where she really needs to start thinking about her health - a topic she has not paid too much attention to through her life. The book is straightforward, clear, and convincing about women's health issues.

I gave this book to my wife for her birthday (of course, with several less practical and far more expensive gifts), and it turned out to be a big hit. Think about getting this book for the women in your life for Mother's Day, a birthday, an anniversary - and write (as I did) a nice note about all the reasons you love her and want her around for a good long time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Munoz on April 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book specifically addresses health issues affecting women. It is a great resource for ailments as well as a detailed guide to wellness. The advice is sound, scientific and complete. It is a perfect gift for a college graduate as well as for a mother on Mother's Day. I highly recommend purchasing the book for the women in your life!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anne G on April 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
How do I love this book? Let me count the ways (just a few, really...):
1) It recognizes that there ARE differences between men and women that matter for all aspects of health -- physical, mental, social, chemical, etc.
2) It has a fabulous section by decade on the kinds of issues many women in that decade face, with very practical and specific guidance -- what tests to have, what to expect, what you can do yourself, and where to seek guidance and assistance.
3) It recognizes that such things as weight issues, sleep issues, and menopause are huge, and offers the best available guidance on options in plain language for all -- not for "dummies"
4) It contains plentiful amounts of the 3 T's: tips (galore, for all medical/health issues women face), tests (what's needed at each age), and tasteful photos (important and appropriate)
5) It's straightforward about symptoms and provides guidance as to what to do next

This is a must-own for every household -- men will benefit as well!
Think Mother's day and graduation gifts as starters -- off to college, new job, new baby, or just having a resource for life, and you'll be thrilled with your choice!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marie A. S. Lifrieri on April 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My friend sent me the link to this book, I picked it up the other day and found that she was right - it is loaded with lots of great advice I have never actually received from any doctor I have been to (for some reason?) I am going through some health issues and I found the book very informative and helpful. I am recommending it to all my girlfriends!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tiby Lapkin on April 13, 2009
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While I have 6 children and 17 grandchildren (so far), I really believed I knew all there was to know about good health, wellness & prevention. After perusing this comprehensive book, I realize that I wasn't even aware of how many issues I should have already addressed with my physicians! Perfectly direct, specific approaches to problems are given, including specific questions to ask. Even more importantly, Women's Health for Life gives the reader a balanced presentation of how to better communicate with your doctor. Our family has dealt with some serious medical issues. With this resource, I feel better prepared to offer educated, well-informed advice and direction.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on May 29, 2009
Format: Hardcover
A few weeks ago I bought Women's Health for Life for myself and another friend for Mother's day (my boys like to be told what I want for a present). It was terrific - thoughtfully put together, with a lot of information made easily available, good photography, and some surprising depth in the sections on specific ailments. Having just passed the half century mark, I found myself drawn into "hormones, fertility and menopause" in particular and was grateful to be well informed, without alarm. This is a very good piece of work and I wish I had something like it to refer to when I was younger!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NYCGirl on May 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is just the kind of book I was looking for--a smart reference book for women that offers easy-to-follow and easy-to-comprehend advice for staying healthy through the decades. I like the snapshot-style approach that provides a well-organized way to find the answers you need. I also liked the fact that it's not too copy dense, but provides enough information to make it a worthwhile purchase. It's the kind of book I'll refer back to again and again--a modern-day "Our Bodies, Our Selves." I recommend this for your own book shelves, and as a gift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leslie N. Hare on May 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I found the organization of the book was excellent - it was easy and intuitive to read through. I particularly liked that each section had "how do I know if I have this" and "what can I do if I have it" sections.

A great book to keep handy on the bookshelf.
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