A New Prescription for Women's Health: Getting the Best Medical Care in a Man's World

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Viking, Jan 1, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 546 pages
Cogently organized, easy to use, A New Prescription for Women's Health highlights the ten major health challenges that women face from childhood to old age: nutrition, reproductive life, sexually transmitted diseases, menopause, cancer, heart disease, stroke, depression, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease. In each case she discusses the fundamental causes, treatments, and preventive measures for the conditions most likely to affect women.
Dr. Healy separates reality from hype, science from myth, as she reports on the latest findings of the Women's Health Initiative, the $625-million study she launched as the director of the National Institutes of Health. She urges fair funding for new research to close a dangerous knowledge gap in women's health, and reveals sobering proof of women's second-class health status.
Much more than a compendium of useful facts, this is a personal book that takes the form of an intimate conversation with your own doctor, one who miraculously has the time to give you all the information and advice you crave. Dr. Healy insists that health care can and should be a cooperative process. Her book will teach you to think carefully and critically about your own treatment - to make sure you get the best care possible - by paying attention to current research, finding the right questions to ask, and having the strength and self-respect to ask them.

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From former director of the National Institutes of Health Healy, the first woman to hold that position, comes this guide to everything women ever wanted to know about their health but were afraid to ... Read full review


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Bernadine Healy, M.D., is a professor at the Ohio State University School of Medicine.

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