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The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health

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$58.00 • £46.95 • €52.00

ISBN 9780674012820

Publication Date: 04/30/2004


712 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

5 halftones, 191 line illustrations, 41 tables

Belknap Press

Harvard University Press Reference Library


More detailed and in-depth than most books in the field, with more than 300 A–Z entries on diseases, domestic violence and eating disorders.The New York Times Women’s Health Supplement

This exhaustive resource offers information on everything from adolescent acne to menopause in the belief that better-informed women can have better partnerships with their physicians.The Chicago Tribune

An invaluable guide for every stage of a woman’s life.—Aline McKenzie, The Dallas Morning News

A remarkably navigable virtual encyclopedia… The guide is more than a laundry list of diseases. It covers a host of psychosocial issues, from rape and domestic violence to sexual harassment and sexual preference… A good gauge of any medical book purporting to be the definitive one for women is how well it covers gender issues in heart disease, a field that has historically neglected women. Here the guide gets high marks.—Leslie Laurence, The Houston Chronicle

From A to Z, [The Harvard Guide to Women’s Heath] skillfully traverses topics from abdominal pain, through cytolytic vaginitis, interstitial cystitis, onward to occupational hazards, and, ultimately, zinc… In both the book and on the CD-ROM, finding information is easy… One patient commented, ‘In my house this book would be brought out a lot—for myself, when talking to my sisters, mother or close friends. It’s practically a coffee-table book.’—Charlea T. Massion, M.D., JAMA

‘Comprehensive’ is definitely the first word that comes to mind to describe The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health. This hefty volume, an updated version of the first guide, published in 1996, covers almost every imaginable women’s health concern, from face-lifts to fibromyalgia. Incorporating new findings from the Women’s Health Initiative, the authors (two Harvard doctors and a medical writer) delve into such hot topics as estrogen replacement therapy and perimenopause. The text is detailed, but presented in a way that’s understandable for the lay reader. Helpful charts and illustrations explain anatomical references. Appropriate for readers of any age, The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health can help ensure that women are informed partners in their own medical care.BookPage

The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health is your everything-from-A-to-Z resource when you need to address a health concern.Complete Woman

For anyone who has a burning health query, The Harvard Guide to Women’s Health is, quite simply, the book buy of the decade. It looks like a heavyweight, medical-school textbook, but it’s actually an easy-to-follow, Q & A health manual that covers everything from alcohol abuse and breast care to cosmetic surgery and depression. It’s the next best thing to having your own at-home GP.Cosmopolitan

The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health combines the expertise of physicians from three of the world’s most prestigious medical institutions: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This A to Z reference book contains complete information on women’s health concerns from physical to behavioral issues. Featuring over 300 entries, with helpful charts, illustrations, cross references to other sections, and a comprehensive Index at the back of the book, the subjects cover everything from common ailments and diseases to new and broader categories, such as body image, cosmetic surgery, domestic abuse and patients’ rights.New Living

An indispensable guide to nearly every female health concern.—Hillary Wright, Environmental Nutrition

Almost anything you need to know about women’s health—from breast-feeding to wrinkles—can be found in The Harvard Guide to Women’s Health. This encyclopedic guide covers women’s health concerns at every stage of life and is a superb resource for those who want to be active in their own health care.Living Fit