Our Health Our Lives

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Gallery Books, Mar 1, 1996 - Medical - 448 pages
Offering positive advice with a personal voice, Dr. Hoffman covers an impressive range of topics, including special chapters on heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, fatigue and the immune system, sexuality, menstrual periods, pregnancy, menopause, stress and depression, eating disorders, and addiction. She explains why female hormonal actions give women pathways to illness and health that are different from men's, and illustrates the remarkable effect of these hormonal actions on the cycles of women's lives. Women's bodies here are viewed as complete and complex entities; ovarian function is described as it relates to fertility and to healthy hearts and strong bones. Dr. Hoffman also discusses why male-centered models of psychological development and behavior fail to explain female patterns.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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THE MALPRACTICE OF WOMENS MEDICINE
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GETTING ORIENTED TO WOMANCENTERED CARE
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