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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2008. The healthy woman: A complete guide for all ages. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 518 pp.

Annotation: This book for consumers discusses risk factors for major diseases that affect women. Some of the topics include heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disease, blood disorders, and sexually transmitted infections. The book also explains (1) what happens to the body with various diseases, (2) tips for handling many diseases and health conditions, (3) how to stay healthy during key phases of a woman's life, such as pregnancy and menopause, (4) how to communicate with health professionals, (5) the screening tests and immunizations that women need, and (6) where to find additional reliable health information.

Contact: HathiTrust Digital Library, University of Michigan, Telephone: (734) 764-8016 E-mail: Web Site: Available from Hathitrust via participating libraries. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-16-077183-5.

Keywords: Autoimmune diseases, Cancer, Stroke, Communication, Consumer education materials, Diabetes mellitus, Heart diseases, Immunization, Menopause, Pregnancy, Prevention, Risk factors, Screening, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women', s health

National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Program. 2005. NIH State-of-the-Science Conference Statement on Management of Menopause-Related Symptom. [Bethesda, MD]: Consensus Development Program, National Insitutes of Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This conference statement focuses on menopause-related symptoms and how to manage them. The statement begins by explaining the three phases (reproductive, menopausal transition, and postmenopause\al) in a woman' life. Next, the following symptoms are discussed: (1) hot flashes and night sweats, (2) vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, (3) sleep disturbance, (4) mood symptoms, (5) cognitive disturbances, (6) somatic symptoms, (7) urinary incontinence, (8) uterine bleeding problems, (9) sexual dysfunction, and (10) quality of life. The next section of the statement focuses on when symptoms occur, how long they persist, their frequency and severity, and what is known about factors that influence them. The statement then discusses the evidence for the benefits and harms of commonly used interventions, considerations for managing symptoms, and future research directions. A list of members of the National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Panel on Menopause-Related Symptoms is included.

Contact: National Institutes of Health, Consensus Development Program, Office of Medical Applications of Research (OMAR), 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (301) 496-1144 Fax: (301) 402-0420 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Menopause, Women', s health

Hankinson SE, Colditz GA, Manson JE, Speizer F, Manson JE, eds. 2001. Healthy women, healthy lives: A guide to preventing disease from the landmark Nurses' Health Study. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 546 pp.

Annotation: This book presents information from the Nurses' Health Study on a woman's probability of developing specific diseases and suggests how that probability may change with certain alterations in diet, weight control, physical activity, and other lifestyle changes. Part one discusses the Nurses' Health Study and what observations have been made by researchers and what they mean to the study of women's health issues. Part two provides information and suggestions on lowering the risk of diseases. Topics covered include coronary heart disease, different types of cancers, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, asthma, arthritis, age-related eye disease, and Alzheimer's disease. The third part provides information on changing behaviors including physical activity, weight control, smoking, nutrients, foods, alcohol, vitamins and minerals, postmenopausal hormones, birth control, and pain relievers. The appendices give information on types of epidemiological studies; being an informed consumer of health information; and a section on tables on weight and nutrition. The book concludes with a glossary, selected readings, and an index.

Contact: Simon and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas , New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (212) 698-7000 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-684-85519-4.

Keywords: Alcohols, Alzheimers disease, Analgesic drugs, Antiinflammatory drugs, Arthritis, Asthma, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colon cancer, Coronary care, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Eye diseases, Family planning, Food, Hormone replacement therapy, Life cycle, Lung cancer, Menopause, Minerals, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Ovarian cancer, Physical activity, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Reproductive health, Research programs, Skin cancers, Smoking, Strokes, Vitamins, Weight management, Women', Women', s health, s health promotion

Brody JE, Grady D. 2000. The New York Times book of women's health: The latest on feeling fit, eating right, and staying well. New York, NY: Lebhar-Friedman Books, 370 pp.

Annotation: This book is a compilation of articles from the New York Times that analyze the major health issues facing women. The book is divided into 13 sections that cover the following subjects: (1) nutrition; (2) exercise; (3) women and weight; (4) emotional health; (5) violence; (6) sexuality; (7) pregnancy, childbirth, and matters of the womb; (8) the teenage years: raising healthy daughters; (9) menopause and aging; (10) breast cancer; (11) heart disease; (12) image and self-image; and (13) herbs, supplements, and alternative medicine. Each article shows the name of the reporter wrote the article and the date it was published.

Contact: Lebhar-Friedman Books, 425 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-86730-806-0.

Keywords: Aging, Alternative medicine, Breast cancer, Childbirth, Menopause, Nutrition, Physical activity, Pregnancy, Violence prevention, Women', s health

Wood MS, Coggan JM. 2000. Women's health on the Internet. New York, NY: Haworth Press, 153 pp.

Annotation: This book shows searchers how the Internet can be used to locate information about the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of women's health problems. Topics included are Web resources and how to evaluate and search Web sites, a case study of NOAH (New York Online Access to Health), a women's health site, and women as health care consumers. Additionally provided are sections on specific women's health issues such as physical fitness, pregnancy, childbirth and early pregnancy resources, caregiving, menopause, and diabetes. Each section begins with an abstract and keywords, and an index concludes the book.

Contact: Haworth Press, Taylor and Francis, 7625 Empire Drive, Florence, KY 41042, Telephone: (800) 634-7064 Secondary Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7890-1301-0.

Keywords: Caregivers, Childbirth, Consumer education, Diabetes, Internet, Menopause, Parenting, Physical fitness, Pregnancy, Women', s health

Kass-Annese B. 1999. Management of the perimenopausal and postmenopausal woman: A total wellness program. Philadelphia, MD: Lippencott, 302 pp.

Annotation: This book primarily discusses health issues generally affecting women from pre-menopause through climacteric, incorporating traditional medical and alternative health care practices. Topics include reproductive physiology and symptomology during pre- and postmenopausal phases; cardiovascular disease; osteoporosis; psychologic, sociologic, sexual and contraceptive issues; a total wellness program, hormonal and drug therapies; and complementary therapies and holistic medicine. Appendices, resources, guidelines for the care of women over 30, a list of sample questions for the health professional to ask the woman, and an index are also included.

Contact: Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, P.O. Box 1620, Hagerstown, MD 21741, Telephone: (800) 638-3030 Secondary Telephone: (301) 223-23000 Fax: (301) 223-2400 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7817-1654-3.

Keywords: Holistic health, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Middle age, Osteoporosis, Reproductive health, Women', s health

Benderly BL. 1997. In her own right: The Institute of Medicine's guide to women's health issues. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 230 pp.

Annotation: This book is a guide to help women find their way through the numerous, often conflicting, reports of discoveries and breakthroughs, sort through information, ask the right questions, and obtain answers that can help them make important health decisions. The topics discussed are gender differences in health, roots of differences in health in the first two decades of life, health through the reproductive years, health at menopause and beyond, eating for a healthy life, women in the health care system, research on women, women in research, and looking ahead.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Contact Phone: (800) 624-6242 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-05327-7.

Keywords: Menopause, Nutrition, Research, Women, Women', Women', Women', s health, s health services, s rights

Millonig VL. 1996. Today and tomorrow's woman: Menopause—Before and after (Girls of 16 to women of 99). Potomac, MD: Health Leadership Associates, 279 pp.

Annotation: This book is written for women 16 and older, and discusses ways menopause can be managed and controlled with proper planning and healthy activities. Topics include understanding the myths and realities of menopause, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease in women, management through hormone replacement therapy, and starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The final chapter centers on research in the area of women's health and menopause. Appendices include a glossary, a resource directory, references, and an index.

Contact: Health Leadership Associates, Inc., PO Box 1784, Germantown, MD 20875, E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-878028-23-5.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, Consumer education materials, Hormone replacement therapy, Lifestyle, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Women', s health


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.