The definitive resource on women's health - updated. ""The New A to Z of Women's Health, Sixth Edition"" covers the full range of women's health issues in clear, straightforward language. More than 1,100 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 general readers 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; and, Preconception care.
Christine Ammer is the author of many reference books, including The Facts On File Dictionary of Cliches, Second Edition and The Facts On File Dictionary of Music. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. 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.