Women's Health For Dummies

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"One smart book. It's brimming with up-to-date information that women can use to take better charge of their own health." — Madge Kaplan, Health Desk Editor for public radio's nightly business show Marketplace A useful guide to everything from depression to nutrition and pregnancy to breast cancer, this book helps the reader take charge of her health and her health care. — Lori Andrews, professor of health law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and the author of The Clone Age: Adventures in the New World of Reproductive Technologies

Includes the Recipe for Healthy Living — Exercise, Diet, and Stress Relief

Women's Health For DummiesŪ is your complete guide to total wellness. Writing with warmth and humor, author Pamela Maraldo, Ph.D., R.N., gives you all the information you need to feel great and live longer, including detailed coverage of pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, breast cancer, and other women's health issues. Packed with up-to-the-minute information on staying fit, preventing disease, selecting a doctor, understanding common medical problems, and ensuring state-of-the-art care, Women's Health For DummiesŪ will help you take charge of your health — and set off on the road to lifelong well-being. Let These Icons Guide You!

  • Points out helpful information that can help you take better care of yourself
  • Tells you the difference between fact and fiction
  • Alerts you to information about care you must receive from your doctor

Inside, you'll find life-enhancing advice on how to:

  • Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to lower your chances of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
  • Identify the causes and effects of bulimia and anorexia
  • Reduce the risk of breast and cervical cancers with preventive medicine
  • Choose a medical plan and gynecologist suited to your specific needs
  • Avoid sexually transmitted diseases and urinary tract infections
  • Create an action plan for getting medical and legal help in cases of sexual assault, abuse, and domestic violence
  • Understand medical tests, from mammograms and Pap tests to self-exams
  • Overcome addictions to alcohol, drugs, and tobacco
  • Locate the top ten medical Web sites on the Internet

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About the author (1999)

About the Authors Pamela Maraldo, Ph.D., R.N., is chairperson of the board of the People's Medical Society. She was president and chief executive officer of the National League for Nursing for ten years, and is currently a professor at the Columbia University School of Nursing. She has also appeared on numerous national radio and television programs, including Talk of the Nation and The McLaughlin Group. The People's Medical Society is the nation's largest nonprofit consumer health organization. Its mission is to provide consumers with up-to-date health information. Its health care experts have published more than 70 health titles and are frequently seen on such television programs as Oprah, Today, and Good Morning America.

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