"Women and Health "is a comprehensive reference that addresses
health issues affecting women of all ages - from adolescence
through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic,
which concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly
international perspective. It covers key issues ranging from
osteoporosis to breast cancer and other cancers, domestic violence,
sexually transmitted diseases, occupational hazards, eating
disorders, heart disease and other chronic illnesses, substance
abuse, and societal and behavioral influences on health.
In this second edition of "Women and Health," chapters
thoughtfully explore the current state of women s health and health
care, including the influences of sex and gender on the occurrence
of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. All chapters have
been extensively updated and emphasize the epidemiology of the
condition - the etiology, occurrence, primary and secondary
prevention (screening), risk factors, surveillance, changing trends
over time, and critical analysis of the diagnostic and treatment
options and controversies. Treatment sections in each chapter have
been expanded to create a stronger dialogue between epidemiologists
and women's health practitioners.
Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very
latest details on a broad range of women s health issues, as
opposed to searching through thousands of journal articlesProvides
a common language for epidemiologists, public health practitioners,
and women s health specialists to discuss the behavioral, cultural,
and biological determinants of women s healthResearchers and
medical specialists will learn how the gender-specific risks and
features of one organ system s diseases affect the health of other
For example: Hormone replacement therapy used to treat imbalance
within the endocrine system is also being used to prevent and treat
cardiovascular disease; Drugs developed for type 2 diabetes are now
being used in chemopreventionOrients the non-gerontologist about
the importance of considering the entire life cycle of women within
research designs and treatment plansProfessors teaching courses in
women s health will use slides and additional materials to
structure lectures/courses; students will use slides as a unique
resource to study for exams"
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