Item description for The Savvy Woman Patient: How and Why Your Sex Matters to Your Health (Capital Savvy) by Jennifer Wider...
Women and men are different. Unfortunately, doctors, medical researchers, and health care providers have not always recognized how these differences can affect health. The result has been that women sometimes receive inappropriate medical care. The Savvy Woman Patient delves into the many sex differences in health and a wide range of diseases--as well as prevention strategies, diagnosis, and treatments for those diseases. Researched and written by the respected Society for Women's Health Research and based on its almost 15 years as a research advocacy organization, this comprehensive guide provides real answers to vital questions that affect a woman's health from young adulthood to menopause and beyond.
The Savvy Woman Patient covers sex-based biology; family histories; women's special nutrition, exercise, preventive measures, and aging process; and diseases and conditions that affect women differently than men. Contents include addiction; asthma and other lung problems; auto-immune diseases; bone health; brain and degenerative diseases; cancer; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; digestive disorders; eating disorders; eye health; kidney, bladder, and urinary tract health; menopause; mental health; oral health; pain; pharmaceuticals; sleep; and STDs and HIV/AIDS.
(Not affiliated in any way with Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet or Dr. Vliet's THE SAVVY WOMAN'S HEALTH GUIDE or THE SAVVY WOMAN'S GUIDE brand of publications.)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jan 30, 2006
Publisher Capital Books (VA)
ISBN 193310208X ISBN13 9781933102085
Availability 0 units.
More About Jennifer Wider
Jennifer Wider is a doctor and medical journalist who was formerly managing editor of the ivillage Health Channel website, and is currently a news service reporter for the Society for Women's Health Research, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of women. Her column for SWHR covers a variety of women's health/medical topics and is syndicated to newspapers, magazines, and websites across the country. She lives with her physician husband, and daughter and son, in Westport, Connecticut.