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Ask Dr. Marie: What Women Need To Know About Hormones, Libido, And The Medical Problems No One Talks About Paperback – September 14, 2010
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Library Journal; Savard, Marie, M.D. Ask Dr. Marie: Straight Talk & Reassuring Answers to Your Most Private Questions. Globe Pequot. Aug. 2009. c.352p. illus. index. ISBN 978-0-7627-4944-7. $24.95. HEALTH
In this medical guide for women, Savard, medical contributor for ABC News and an internist specializing in women’s health, addresses basic anatomy and physiology, sexuality, and the importance of health care. She examines life stages and the accompanying bodily changes: puberty, childbirth, and menopause. The book's final sections cover the brain/body connection and such common health problems as urinary tract infections and digestive ailments. She also discusses the differences between men and women as they age and takes a liberal approach to hormone replacement therapy, arguing that perimenopausal women with no risk factors can take HRT and FDA-approved bioidentical skin patches safely.
Verdict While less comprehensive than Our Bodies, Ourselves, this book takes a conversational tone and employs a supportive approach that will appeal to women in need of basic information.―Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA
Book launch on Good Morning America: http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=8246221
"I continue to marvel at Dr. Marie's ability to break complex medical issues into digestible, easy-to-understand nuggets. Her care and concern for women is evident and women are better for it." -- Rene Syler, Journalist and author of Good Enough Mother
"Dr. Marie is one of America's most trusted voices in women's health, and her ability to make complex topics simple and understandable has made her my go-to person for health information."
--Marissa Jaret Winokur, Tony Award-winning actress
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Beginning with a primer on what goes on down there―including “A Guided Tour of Your Inner Terrain,” and “The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Having Fun in Bed”―Dr. Marie then goes on to
address related issues by life stages, sharing advice on how to get the health care you need and answering the questions women have about everything from hemorrhoids to urinary tract infections, menstruation to menopause, fibroids to fat cells, explaining causes and treatment options, and how they affect the rest of you (including your sex life). She also lists specific concerns and questions to bring to your doctor’s attention, so you can make the most of the little time you have during an appointment.
Written by an exceptional doctor with equal parts compassion and experience, Ask Dr. Marie is an invaluable resource for women of all ages and all backgrounds.
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I also have placed a copy in my office on the round conference table for all to notice (even the MEN with wives or significant others) - I will recommend to each and every woman (man) that walks in my office! As I was writing my review I was interrupted by my manager and without my suggesting it she picked up the book and peaking at some pages, which I had marked, she looked up and remarked, with a smile, "I need to order this book!" The book surprisingly addresses all women of all ages...I was up until 1:00 a.m. reading because I couldn't put it down...I even learned a few new words (ken, etc.)
I smiled each time the author let the reader into her private life a bit! It's good to know a woman of Dr. Marie's intelligence and success is NO DIFFERNT than the rest of us on these issues. I truly think this book is the most reaching one I've read because generally books are about sex OR health but not one in the same, the way Dr. Marie addressed the topics!
She should be proud and happy as her book becomes A SMASHING SUCCESS as it will definitely further her mission to engage many women with the necessary tools to be their best health advocate, and their partners will enjoy parts of it, too!
Thank you, DR Marie
Overall a great and informative book. It's easy to read as Dr Marie keeps things simple yet direct, and even discusses her own life. I recommend it to girls and women of all ages!