Download and read online The New Harvard Guide to Women s Health in PDF and EPUB Physicians from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital have combined their expertise to provide an up-to-date health reference for women, including revised recommendations and timely information on women's health concerns, including alternative medicine, nutrition, prescription drugs, diagostic procedures, and many other topics.
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Download and read online The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men s Health in PDF and EPUB From the editor of the enormously popular "Harvard Men's Health Watch, " comes the ultimate, state-of-the-art guide to help men achieve--and maintain--optimum health. Charts & graphs throughout.
Download and read online Healthy Women Healthy Lives in PDF and EPUB The results of a groundbreaking study of 225,000 women traces the interconnection among lifestyle, habits, and health, focusing on weight gain, exercise, substance abuse, and other important issues related to women's health. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Download and read online Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide in PDF and EPUB An accessible guide to family health care discusses drug interactions, symptoms, first aid, and how to choose a family doctor, including a new research about hormone therapy and heart surgery.
Download and read online The V Book in PDF and EPUB The Groundbreaking Guide Every Woman Needs With The V Book, women will learn everything they need to know about the basics of vulvovaginal—or “V”–health, an essential yet often overlooked area of women’s health. Dr. Elizabeth G. Stewart, the nation’s foremost expert in vulvovaginal care and sexual-pain disorders, answers the questions about the all too common “V” ailments that women are embarrassed to discuss even with their doctors. Drawing upon the latest medical research and two decades of experience treating thousands of women in her specialized gynecological practice, Dr. Stewart has compiled a wealth of information and advice. This comprehensive and authoritative guide for women of all ages includes: • How your vulvovaginal concerns change throughout the life cycle, from your teens through menopause and beyond • How to pick a good gynecologist, and how to ask the right questions • Dos and don’ts of V hygiene—and why sometimes less is better • The safest use of tampons, pads, and pantiliners • How to handle common symptoms, such as redness, itching, dryness, and discharge • Which medical tests you should insist upon from your doctor • Tips for safe and pleasurable sex, and what to do when sexual intercourse is painful • The latest research on vulvodynia, the vaginal pain syndrome that won’t go away • Diagnosing and treating yeast infections, allergies, and other ailments • What to do if your doctor detects cancer or precancer cells And much, much more... From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Download and read online Half The Sky in PDF and EPUB Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team, husband and wife Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of exceptional women struggling against terrible circumstances. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they are girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century combined. More girls are killed in this routine 'gendercide' in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century. In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth, it was totalitarianism. In the twenty-first, Kristof and WuDunn demonstrate, it will be the struggle for gender equality in the developing world. Fierce, moral, pragmatic, full of amazing stories of courage and inspiration, HALF THE SKY is essential reading for every global citizen.
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Download and read online Eat Drink and Be Healthy in PDF and EPUB The bestselling guide to healthy eating, debunking dietary myths and proposing the radical benefits of low-carbohydrate diet, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy is “filled with advice backed up by documented research” (Tara Parker-Pope, The Wall Street Journal). Dr. Walter Willett’s research is rooted in studies that tracked the health of dieters over twenty years, and in this groundbreaking book, he critiques the carbohydrate-laden diet proposed by the USDA. Exposing the problems of popular diets such as the Zone, South Beach, and Atkins, Dr. Willett offers eye-opening research on the optimum ratio of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and the relative importance of various food groups and supplements. Find out how to choose wisely between different types of fats, which fruits and vegetables provide the best health insurance, and the proportions of each to integrate into their daily diet.
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