What Women Need to Know

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E-Rights/E-Reads Limited, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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After traveling the country and listening to women's most common health problems, Dr. Marianne Legato, one of the nation's leading advocates for women's health, answers these common questions and more in WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW. This revolutionary book teaches women how to ask their doctors the right questions and leave the office satisfied. Dr. Legato is also the author of THE FEMALE HEART, a book that dispels myths that heart disease is only a male problem. Her co-author on both books is Carol Colman, one of the country's leading medical writers.

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What women need to know: from headaches to heart disease and everything in between

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There are basic health concerns women often fail to discuss with their doctors because they're afraid of looking dumb or of taking too much of the doctor's time. But as the song says, "Little things ... Read full review

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She is highly regarded by both the medical community and the general public, she is well known as one of the foremost authorities on gender differences. She is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons. In February 1998, She founded the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia, the groundbreaking alliance between the world of academic medicine and the corporate sector that has launched an ambitious and innovative educational campaign to define the differences between men and women in all areas of medicine and spread the new information to the professional and lay public alike. She is the winner of the coveted Research Career Development Award from the NIH, was cited as an "American Health Hero" by American Health for Women and has received numerous other awards including the American Medical Women's Association Woman of the Year in Science for 2002.

Carol Colman has coauthored many best-selling books on health and medicine, including Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting, The Melatonin Miracle, Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks, Body Rx, and more. She lives in Larchmont, New York.

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