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The Encyclopedia of Women's Health, Sixth Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Christine Ammer; Foreword by JoAnn E. Manson, M.D., Dr.P.H.
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816074070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7407-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 613.042
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 496

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...continues its tradition as a trustworthy guide...Very useful for professionals and general audiences...recommended..."—Booklist

The Encyclopedia of Women’s Health, Sixth Edition covers the full range of women’s health issues in clear, straightforward language. More than 1,100 A-to-Z entries offer up-to-date information on issues specific to women, as well as material on general health issues such as diet, exercise, and disease treatment. Perfect for students and professionals alike, this new resource explains the latest medical discoveries and treatments, providing concise information on health-related topics to enable women to become informed and active medical consumers.

New entries include:

  • Cervical cancer vaccine
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Emphysema
  • Fertility monitor
  • Gout
  • Hospitalist
  • HPV
  • Immunization
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Myositis
  • Preconception care
  • Probiotics
  • Rett syndrome
  • Serotonin poisoning
  • Vertigo
  • and more.

Specifications

Black-and-white illustrations. Index. Appendix. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Christine Ammer is a professional writer and editor. She is the author of many reference books, including The Facts On File Dictionary of Clichés, Second Edition and The Facts On File Dictionary of Music. Active in the women’s movement, she has led workshops on health issues. Her other reference works include Unsung: A History of Women in American Music and Getting Help: A Consumer’s Guide to Therapy. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Foreword author JoAnn E. Manson, M.D., Dr.P.H., is professor of medicine and Elizabeth F. Brigham Professor of Women’s Health at the Harvard Medical School as well as the chief of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Reviews and Awards

"...[a] trustworthy guide...comprehensive and easy to understand...excellent...A welcome addition to all public libraries...useful."


Booklist

"...recommended for high school and public libraries."


American Reference Books Annual

"Written in clear and straightforward language..."


SciTech Book News

"...a very useful acquisition for libraries. Highly recommended."


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