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The Encyclopedia of Men's Health
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Glenn S. Rothfeld, M.D., M.Ac., Deborah S. Romaine
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816051771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5177-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 613
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 400

Summary

Many health risks to men can be prevented and treated if they are diagnosed early. An important book for people of all ages, The Encyclopedia of Men’s Health offers a complete overview of the medical, scientific, social, and lifestyle issues that impact men's health.

More than 600 A-to-Z entries cover issues related to men’s physical and mental health and well-being, including physiology, life span, diseases and conditions (including treatment protocols, procedures, and surgeries), genetics, medications, vitamins and supplements, psychology, sports medicine, sexual health, relationships, men’s fertility, fatherhood, and more. Allopathic, complementary, and integrative approaches to men’s health are also discussed. An extensive bibliography, a directory of leading men’s health research centers and organizations, and a glossary of key terms round out this comprehensive reference.

Entries include:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Antioxidant
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Blood pressure
  • Contraception
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Gout
  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia
  • Lymphoma
  • Nicotine
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Tennis elbow
  • Vasectomy
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Yoga.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. Tables.

About the Author(s)

Glenn S. Rothfeld, M.D., M.Ac., has been at the forefront of the integrative medicine movement for the past 25 years. A former clinical fellow of Harvard University School of Medicine’s Channing Laboratory, he is currently a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he developed one of the nation’s first courses on alternative medicine. Trained in acupuncture, Rothfeld is a frequent lecturer who has written seven other books. He currently serves as medical director of an integrative medical center in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Deborah S. Romaine is the author, coauthor, or contributor to 15 books on health and wellness subjects, including Resolving Infertility; Syndrome X: Managing Insulin Resistance with Jennifer B. Marks, M.D.; Beef Busters with Marissa Cloutier, M.S., R.D.; and Menu for Life with Otelio Randall, M.D., and Donna Randall. She has published more than 350 articles and holds an M.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Washington.

Reviews and Awards

"...an easy-to-read encyclopedia...Recommended."
Choice

"...provides information that will help men stay healthy...will be a welcome source in public and consumer health library reference collections."
American Reference Books Annual

"...brief, readable entries on any number of men's health topics..."
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