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Women and Health.

By: Goldman, Marlene B.
Contributor(s): Troisi, Rebecca | Rexrode, Kathryn M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2012Edition: 2.Description: 1 online resource (1616 p.).ISBN: 9780123849793.Subject(s): Women -- Diseases | Women -- Health and hygieneGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and HealthDDC classification: 616.0082 | 616/.0082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Women and Health; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; List of Contributors; Introduction; 20th Century Achievements; Drugs and Contraception; Research; An Awakening; Sex and Gender Differences; 21st Century Challenges; Closing the Gaps; An Aging Population; Globalization; Genomics; In Closing; References; I: WOMEN, HEALTH, AND MEDICINE; Section 1: Introduction of Women''s Health; 1 Women's Health in the 21st Century; Why Women's Health?; The Second Edition; An Overview of the Health of Women
Future Directions in the Study of Women's HealthReferences; 2 The Mutability of Women's Health with Age: The Sometimes Rapid, and Often Enduring, Health Consequences of Injustice; Sex, Gender and Survival; Shared Suffering: Low Life Expectancies in High Poverty, High Mortality Countries; Industrialized Economies: Narrow Gender Differentials, and Closing; Male Disadvantage; Female Disadvantage: Discrimination and HIV/AIDS; Variation in US Women's Health and Longevity; Age, Health and Weathering; Weathering, Stressors, Allostatic Load, and Accelerated Aging; Weathering in Non-Poor Black Women
Stress Physiology and AgingTelomeres, Age, and Health; Global Application of Weathering; References; 3 Current Approaches to Women's Health Care; Women's Health through a Health Services Lens; Changes in the Paradigm of Women's Health; Women Need Different Approaches to Health Care than Men; Conditions Affecting Women that are Poorly Understood; Gender Issues Impact Health Care Services; Women's Interactions with the Health Care System; New Models for Women's Health Services and Research; The Primary Care Medical Home is the Nexus of Care
Multidisciplinary Teams Provide the Foundation for Health Care ServicesHealth IT and the Internet are Transforming Health Care Delivery; Future Considerations and Challenges; The Potential of Comparative Effectiveness Research; The Challenge of Analyzing Women-Specific Data; Patient-Centered Care Takes Center Stage; Women Become Active Stakeholders in their Care; Acknowledgment; References; 4 The Impact of Health Coverage on Women's Access to Care in the US; Introduction; Health Coverage for Women Today; Private Employer-Based Insurance; Private Individual-Market Insurance; Medicaid; Medicare
UninsuredInsurance Regulations Affecting Services of Importance to Women; Federal Policy; State Policy; How Coverage Affects Use of Health Care Services; Preventive and Primary Care; Reproductive Care; Chronic Illness; Mental Health; Costs and Other Barriers to Care; Coverage Concerns for Older Women; Health Reform and Women's Coverage; Conclusion; References; 5 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine and Women's Health; Introduction/Background; Definition of CAM; CAM Modalities in Relation to Women's Health; Historical Evolution/Trends of Biomedical Research
CAM Modalities in Women
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, which 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. In this second edition of Women and Health, chapters thoughtfully explore the current state of women's health and health care, including the influences of sex and gender on the occurrence of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. All chapters have been extensively updated and emphasize the epidemiology of the condition - the etiology, occurrence, primary and secondary prevention (screening), risk factors, surveillance, changing trends over time, and critical analysis of the diagnostic and treatment options and controversies. Treatment sections in each chapter have been expanded to create a stronger dialogue between epidemiologists and women''s health practitioners. Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of women's health issues, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articlesProvides a common language for epidemiologists, public health practitioners, and women's health specialists to discuss the behavioral, cultural, and biological determinants of women's healthResearchers and medical specialists will learn how the gender-specific risks and features of one organ system's diseases affect the health of other organ systemsFor example: Hormone replacement therapy used to treat imbalance within the endocrine system is also being used to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease; Drugs developed for type 2 diabetes are now being used in chemopreventionOrients the non-gerontologist about the importance of considering the entire life cycle of women within research designs and treatment plansProfessors teaching courses in women's health will use slides and additional materials to structure lectures/courses; students will use slides as a unique resource to study for exams
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Front Cover; Women and Health; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; List of Contributors; Introduction; 20th Century Achievements; Drugs and Contraception; Research; An Awakening; Sex and Gender Differences; 21st Century Challenges; Closing the Gaps; An Aging Population; Globalization; Genomics; In Closing; References; I: WOMEN, HEALTH, AND MEDICINE; Section 1: Introduction of Women''s Health; 1 Women's Health in the 21st Century; Why Women's Health?; The Second Edition; An Overview of the Health of Women

Future Directions in the Study of Women's HealthReferences; 2 The Mutability of Women's Health with Age: The Sometimes Rapid, and Often Enduring, Health Consequences of Injustice; Sex, Gender and Survival; Shared Suffering: Low Life Expectancies in High Poverty, High Mortality Countries; Industrialized Economies: Narrow Gender Differentials, and Closing; Male Disadvantage; Female Disadvantage: Discrimination and HIV/AIDS; Variation in US Women's Health and Longevity; Age, Health and Weathering; Weathering, Stressors, Allostatic Load, and Accelerated Aging; Weathering in Non-Poor Black Women

Stress Physiology and AgingTelomeres, Age, and Health; Global Application of Weathering; References; 3 Current Approaches to Women's Health Care; Women's Health through a Health Services Lens; Changes in the Paradigm of Women's Health; Women Need Different Approaches to Health Care than Men; Conditions Affecting Women that are Poorly Understood; Gender Issues Impact Health Care Services; Women's Interactions with the Health Care System; New Models for Women's Health Services and Research; The Primary Care Medical Home is the Nexus of Care

Multidisciplinary Teams Provide the Foundation for Health Care ServicesHealth IT and the Internet are Transforming Health Care Delivery; Future Considerations and Challenges; The Potential of Comparative Effectiveness Research; The Challenge of Analyzing Women-Specific Data; Patient-Centered Care Takes Center Stage; Women Become Active Stakeholders in their Care; Acknowledgment; References; 4 The Impact of Health Coverage on Women's Access to Care in the US; Introduction; Health Coverage for Women Today; Private Employer-Based Insurance; Private Individual-Market Insurance; Medicaid; Medicare

UninsuredInsurance Regulations Affecting Services of Importance to Women; Federal Policy; State Policy; How Coverage Affects Use of Health Care Services; Preventive and Primary Care; Reproductive Care; Chronic Illness; Mental Health; Costs and Other Barriers to Care; Coverage Concerns for Older Women; Health Reform and Women's Coverage; Conclusion; References; 5 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine and Women's Health; Introduction/Background; Definition of CAM; CAM Modalities in Relation to Women's Health; Historical Evolution/Trends of Biomedical Research

CAM Modalities in Women

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, which 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. In this second edition of Women and Health, chapters thoughtfully explore the current state of women's health and health care, including the influences of sex and gender on the occurrence of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. All chapters have been extensively updated and emphasize the epidemiology of the condition - the etiology, occurrence, primary and secondary prevention (screening), risk factors, surveillance, changing trends over time, and critical analysis of the diagnostic and treatment options and controversies. Treatment sections in each chapter have been expanded to create a stronger dialogue between epidemiologists and women''s health practitioners. Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of women's health issues, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articlesProvides a common language for epidemiologists, public health practitioners, and women's health specialists to discuss the behavioral, cultural, and biological determinants of women's healthResearchers and medical specialists will learn how the gender-specific risks and features of one organ system's diseases affect the health of other organ systemsFor example: Hormone replacement therapy used to treat imbalance within the endocrine system is also being used to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease; Drugs developed for type 2 diabetes are now being used in chemopreventionOrients the non-gerontologist about the importance of considering the entire life cycle of women within research designs and treatment plansProfessors teaching courses in women's health will use slides and additional materials to structure lectures/courses; students will use slides as a unique resource to study for exams

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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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