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Dr. Nieca Goldberg's Complete Guide to Women's Health Hardcover – January 29, 2008

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Starred Review. I want to be the doctor going to the doctor with you, Dr. Goldberg tells readers as she opens this user-friendly handbook to women's health. Goldberg, who runs NYU's Women's Heart Program and other cardiac projects, knows women's bodies aren't just small versions of men's. Women have different medical needs and different ways of relating to treatment, so they may not be getting the care they need. First, though, women have to get in the habit of telling their doctors everything—what symptoms they have, what medicines and supplements they're using—without deciding in advance what their doctors need to know. Goldberg explores the range of medical problems that might bring a middle-aged woman to the doctor's office, from hormonal imbalances to heart disease. She explains what the doctor may ask you and why, as well as the benefits and risks of various treatments. She wisely includes discussions of procedures like chemical peels, Botox and breast implants, since women often imagine they don't need to advise their regular doctors about such cosmetic interventions. Happily, the closing section on healthy lifestyles, mostly diet and exercise advice, is geared to realistic expectations. By offering solid, up-to-date medical information in a comforting, woman-to-woman tone of voice, Goldberg's got just what the patient ordered. (Jan.)
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Advance praise for Dr. Nieca Goldberg’s Complete Guide to Women’s Health

“Dr. Nieca Goldberg’s Complete Guide to Women’s Health is an outstanding and indispensable resource for women of all ages. Dr. Goldberg’s insightful, expert advice will empower women to take charge of their health and their life, and to make informed choices for optimum well-being. Comprehensive, knowledgeable, and accessible. Highly recommended.”
–Nicholas Perricone, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet

“Dr. Goldberg’s message is clear: These health issues are not things to be frightened of, they are things to do something about! I look forward to giving this book to the important women in my life. It should be read and kept as a guide to the health issues that will confront women throughout their lives.”
–Richard A. Stein, M.D., professor of medicine, New York University School of Medicine

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (January 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345492129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345492128
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,058,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Goldberg is a true advocate for women. It is refreshing to hear from a doctor who is not tainted by her profession and truly cares about her patients and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Her anecdotes make this book so relatable to all women. The information is written in language that is easy to understand. She covers health issues that are important to women today. By covering what changes women can expect in their bodies, the prospect of aging becomes less frightening. Armed with knowledge, women have the power to be their own advocates in a health care system that is becoming more and more difficult to maneuver.
Thank you, Dr. Goldberg, for being the champion of all women.
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Are you female? Then you need this book. Dr. Goldberg covers our health in a way no male physician can . . . from top to bottom, from hormones to hearts, from bones to intestines, having lived with many of the same issues which plague us. Everything about us is different from men, and sometimes our male physicians are too quick to diagnose our symptoms as stress related, panic attacks, or some other female-associated syndrome. How often have you heard one of your friends tell a story about how they were misdiagnosed or prescribed medicine they didn't really need?

I took theophyllin for asthma for about 15 years. Suddenly, around age 50, my blood pressure readings indicated pre-hypertension. At that time we moved to a house with nearly all hard-surface floors, and suddenly my allergies totally dissipated. I asked my doctor if I could try to get off the theophyllin. You know what he said? "No. You'll have to take it the rest of your life." Fortunately (for my life) I didn't stop there. After a particularly high blood pressure reading taken at a hospital booth at a car show one weekend, I came home and looked up the side effects of theophylline . . . one of the main side effects was hypertension! That night I began taking one a day instead of two, and I made an appointment with a new physician the following week. He told me hardly anyone is on theophylline any more primarily because of the negative side effects. I have been off theophylline for 6 years, and have had no problems with asthma.

If you want to achieve good health, you need to become your own advocate . . . and you definitely need to practice prevention. Dr. Goldberg's book will help you achieve the best health possible. Order one today, and don't forget to do your friends a favor . . . tell them to buy one too!

Lynette Fleming, Coauthor of Lunch Buddies: Buddy Up for a Better Diet
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This is not a review as I ordered this book for my wife to give as a gift. We bought from Amazon because of the outstanding price as compared to Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Books a Million, even with their memberships.
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