Women's Health Concerns Sourcebook, 6th Ed.
- Author/Editor: Kevin Hayes
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- Page Count: 840
- Publication Date: Sept 2020
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-1810-1
- List Price: $95.00
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Statistics indicate that women on average live to 81 years, but this longevity is not linked to better overall health. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), women experience more physically and mentally unhealthy days than men. Part of this disparity is related to age. Living longer means more women are at risk for chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and Alzheimer disease. Women are living longer because of preventive measures and new treatments for diseases, according to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report.
Women’s Health Concerns Sourcebook, Sixth Edition provides updated information about the medical issues of most significance to women. It explains female anatomy and reports on women’s health and wellness topics, including vaccination and screening recommendations, fitness and nutrition guidelines, and tips for healthy aging. It also discusses breast health, sexual and reproductive issues, conditions that disproportionately affect women, and the leading causes of death and disability in women, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The book concludes with a glossary of terms related to women’s health and a directory of resources for additional information.
The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below.
Part 1: Introduction to Women’s Health provides basic information about female anatomy and physiology, including the reproductive system, menstruation, puberty, and menopause. Statistics related to women’s health are included, and special concerns among specific female populations are addressed. It also covers the health concerns of women with disabilities, how to get help against violence, and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) improves women’s health.
Part 2: Maintaining Women’s Health and Wellness provides guidelines for pursuing a healthy lifestyle. It includes nutrition and exercise recommendations, facts about obesity and weight management, and tips for handling sleep problems, mental-health issues, workplace stress, and common concerns associated with aging. It also discusses ways to prevent risk factors for the leading causes of death among women. These tactics include following recommended health screenings, receiving appropriate immunizations, controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol, and adhering to healthy aging tips.
Part 3: Breast and Gynecological Concerns describes female-specific health matters, including breast disorders and changes, menstrual irregularities, and menopause. Disorders of the reproductive organs and pelvic floor, infections, and pain are also explained, and the part concludes with information about common gynecological procedures.
Part 4: Sexual and Reproductive Concerns presents information about sexuality and sexual dysfunction from a female perspective. It also looks at topics related to fertility and pregnancy, including birth control methods, infertility treatments, abortion, prenatal and postnatal care, and labor and delivery. Other topics related to maternal health, such as breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and dealing with pregnancy loss, are also addressed.
Part 5: Gynecological and High-Prevalence Cancers in Women takes a look at cancers that are of special significance to women. These include cervical, ovarian, uterine, and other cancers of the female reproductive system. Cancers that occur more often in women than in men—such as breast cancer and thyroid cancer—and other cancers that are most frequently diagnosed in women—including lung, colon, rectal, and skin cancers—are also discussed.
Part 6: Other Health Conditions with Issues of Significance to Women focuses on disorders with a high incidence among women, including Alzheimer disease, anemia, bleeding disorders, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disorders, migraine headaches, osteoporosis, and thyroid disease. It also looks at the ways in which women experience some common disorders differently from men, and it describes special issues related to women’s pain, diabetes, and athleticism.
Part 7: Additional Help and Information provides resources for readers seeking further assistance. It includes a glossary of women’s health terms and a directory of organizations related to women’s healthcare needs.
- Library binding, 6 x 9
- 550-650 pages per volume
- Includes access to Health Reference Series Online.
- Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
- Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
- Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations
- Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
- Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
- Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
- Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
- Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts