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Women and health / edited by Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode.

Contributor(s): Goldman, Marlene B | Troisi, Rebecca | Rexrode, Kathryn M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Elsevier ScienceDirect eBooks.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Burlington : Elsevier Science, c2013Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (1616 p.).ISBN: 9780123849786 (electronic bk.); 0123849780 (electronic bk.); 9780123849793 (electronic bk.); 0123849799 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women -- Health and hygiene | Women -- DiseasesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Women and HealthDDC classification: 616.0082 | 616/.0082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Part I. Women, health, and medicine -- Part II. Sexual and reproductive health -- Part III. Occupational, environmental, and social determinants of health -- Part IV. Chronic disease -- Part V. Geriatric health.
Summary: Women and Health is a comprehensive reference that addresses health issues affecting women of all ages - from adolescence through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic, that concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective. It covers key issues ranging from osteoporosis to breast cancer and other cancers, domestic violence, sexually transmitted diseases, occupational hazards, eating disorders, heart disease and other chronic illnesses, substance abuse, and societal and behavioral influences on health.
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Includes index.

Part I. Women, health, and medicine -- Part II. Sexual and reproductive health -- Part III. Occupational, environmental, and social determinants of health -- Part IV. Chronic disease -- Part V. Geriatric health.

Women and Health is a comprehensive reference that addresses health issues affecting women of all ages - from adolescence through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic, that concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective. It covers key issues ranging from osteoporosis to breast cancer and other cancers, domestic violence, sexually transmitted diseases, occupational hazards, eating disorders, heart disease and other chronic illnesses, substance abuse, and societal and behavioral influences on health.

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CHOICE Review

This revised work updates the authoritative, exhaustively referenced, thoroughly documented (graphs, charts, figures, statistics, etc.) handbook published over ten years ago (1st ed., CH, Sep'00, 38-0331). It is somewhat reorganized and lengthened by 300 pages, with color plates added at the back. The book features research on genomics; genetic susceptibility/screening and specific biomarkers; environmental exposures; gender-based medicine; and older women's health. New topics include pelvic floor disorders, sexual dysfunction, vulvodynia, violence, long-term and end-of-life care, and social support of older widows. The massive volume is divided into five parts: "Women, Health, and Medicine" (introduction and research methods), "Sexual and Reproductive Health," "Occupational, Environmental, and Social Determinants of Health," "Chronic Disease," and "Geriatric Health." Thirteen subsections cover various disorders/diseases, e.g., sexually transmitted, autoimmune, endocrine, and cardiovascular. Expert editors/contributors review the latest international studies on conditions that uniquely and disproportionately affect women along with gender-related differences from puberty to old age. Each chapter defines and explains difficult terminology and numerous acronyms, but this is an advanced textbook suitable for graduate medical and nursing students and health care professionals; consumers and undergraduates can use it for reference. The book is too large and heavy to carry; a multivolume work would be more practical. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; informed general readers. E. R. Paterson emeritus, SUNY College at Cortland

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Dr. Goldman is a reproductive epidemiologist and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She specializes in research and teaching related to women's health. Her research program includes several large randomized clinical trials evaluating optimal infertility treatment for younger and older women seeking to conceive and a prospective cohort study investigating the role of preconception nutrition and oxidative stress on implantation and early pregnancy loss. She is co-editor of Women and Health, a comprehensive reference textbook for researchers, teaching faculty, and clinicians on the role of gender in understanding disease occurrence, diagnosis, treatment, and priority-setting in health care.<br> <br> Dr. Troisi is a cancer epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, at the National Institutes of Health's Cancer Institute and an associate member of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth College.. Her research has focused on the hormonal etiologies of reproductive cancers and the role of maternal, gestational, neonatal and early life factors in breast cancer risk, including endocrine disruptors such as diethylstilbestrol, a drug previously given to pregnant women. She is a Principal Investigator on multiple national and international collaborations and has led a project in Mongolia to attempt to learn more about international differences in cancer incidence rates.<br> <br> Dr. Rexrode is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician, Division of Preventive Medicine and Faculty Director, Office for Women's Careers, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Rexrode's research examines risk factors for heart disease and stroke. She has a particular interest in the role of obesity and hormonal factors, as well as understanding sex differences. She has studied the effects of endogenous sex hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, and related genetic variants, and risk of cardiovascular disease. She is Principal Investigator of a grant examining risk factors for ischemic stroke in women and Principal Investigator of a grant examining long term cardiovascular outcomes among early stage breast cancer survivors. She is also active in several large studies of women's health, including the Nurses' Health Study, the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study, and the Women's Health Initiative.

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