From Boys to Men: A Woman's Guide to the Health of Husbands, Partners, Sons, Fathers, and Brothers

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Simon and Schuster, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 628 pages
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The first book on the health of boys and men designed for women -- the unsung heroes who make most families' health-care decisions -- From Boys to Men will forever dispel the notion that women are the weaker sex.

There is a shocking gap in health and longevity between males and females. Men die, on average, nearly six years earlier than women and have a higher mortality rate for all ten leading causes of death in America. Yet there is no known biological reason.

Perhaps the answer lies in social forces that teach men not to care for themselves, says author, physician, and CBS medical correspondent Emily Senay. Instead, caregiving falls to wives, partners, mothers, sisters, and daughters, who have never had a resource written specifically to help them understand and cope with the health issues of men and boys.

Until now. With an expert, intimate voice, Dr. Senay offers accessible, pragmatic information and anecdotes that follow males from conception through the arc of life. Mothers of sons will learn about the unique issues boys face as they grow, including:


• Health issues unique to baby boys

• The major health threats to boys -- accidents and injuries

• Understanding the higher risk of learning disabilities, including AD/HD and other developmental problems

• Weight issues and body image

• Knowing how and when to discuss sexuality

• Helping teenagers take healthy risks

• Understanding the new world of sports, including pressure for early specialization


For men, Dr. Senay covers such topics as:

• Helping him change -- how to work as partners to lose weight, improve diet, or quit smoking

• Helping your partner overcome denial, one of the biggest threats to men's health

• Solving bedroom problems

• Helping him lower cholesterol and blood pressure

• Recognizing and treating depression and stress

• Essential medical tests every man should have

• Snoring and the promise of rest

As a mother, wife, daughter -- and doctor -- Emily Senay shares her readers' concern for the men in their lives -- and provides the answers women have been waiting for. And as men take better care of themselves, the longevity gap will close as their sons learn by example.

The first book on the health of boys and men designed for women -- the unsung heroes who make most families' health-care decisions -- From Boys to Men will forever dispel the notion that women are the weaker sex.

There is a shocking gap in health and longevity between males and females. Men die, on average, nearly six years earlier than women and have a higher mortality rate for all ten leading causes of death in America. Yet there is no known biological reason.

Perhaps the answer lies in social forces that teach men not to care for themselves, says author, physician, and CBS medical correspondent Emily Senay. Instead, caregiving falls to wives, partners, mothers, sisters, and daughters, who have never had a resource written specifically to help them understand and cope with the health issues of men and boys.

Until now. With an expert, intimate voice, Dr. Senay offers accessible, pragmatic information and anecdotes that follow males from conception through the arc of life. Mothers of sons will learn about the unique issues boys face as they grow, including:


• Health issues unique to baby boys

• The major health threats to boys -- accidents and injuries

• Understanding the higher risk of learning disabilities, including AD/HD and other developmental problems

• Weight issues and body image

• Knowing how and when to discuss sexuality

• Helping teenagers take healthy risks

• Understanding the new world of sports, including pressure for early specialization


For men, Dr. Senay covers such topics as:

• Helping him change -- how to work as partners to lose weight, improve diet, or quit smoking

• Helping your partner overcome denial, one of the biggest threats to men's health

• Solving bedroom problems

• Helping him lower cholesterol and blood pressure

• Recognizing and treating depression and stress

• Essential medical tests every man should have

• Snoring and the promise of rest

As a mother, wife, daughter -- and doctor -- Emily Senay shares her readers' concern for the men in their lives -- and provides the answers women have been waiting for. And as men take better care of themselves, the longevity gap will close as their sons learn by example.

 

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Contents

Foreword by Eli H Newberger M D
1
Being a Man May Be Dangerous to Your Health
7
SONS
19
Its a Boy But First Its a Girl
21
Snips and Snails
75
Boys and Accidents and Injuries
108
Boys and Body Control
121
The Care and Feeding of Boys
133
An Ounceor Twoof Prevention
285
Bad Habits
347
Dealing with Emergencies
358
Houston Weve Had a Problem
368
The Usual Suspects
393
Alcoholism The Hidden Epidemic
441
Male Trouble A Gland That Doesnt Always Behave
472
The Emotional Male
494

When Things Go Wrong
140
Sturm und Drangl The Teen Years
179
Boys and Sex
210
Boys and Sports
235
HUSBANDS PARTNERS LOVERS
257
Husbands Partners Lovers
259
Tossin Turnin Cuttin Zs
516
NarcissusWhat a Guy
545
Husbands Partners Lovers
573
Selected Bibliography
593
Symptoms Index
621
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Emily Senay, M.D., is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She joined CBS News in 1995 and can currently be seen on CBS's The Early Show. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and twin daughters. Her website address is cbsnews.com/sections/early show.

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