The Savvy Woman Patient

How and Why Sex Differences Impact Your Health

Phyllis Greenberger, Jennifer Wider

 
Date Published :
January 2006
Publisher :
Capital Books
Series :
Capital Cares
Illustration :
b/w line drawings, charts
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781933102085
Pages : 350
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Women and men are different. Unfortunately, doctors, medical researchers, and health care providers have not always recognized how these differences can affect health. The result has been that women sometimes receive inappropriate medical care. The Savvy Woman Patient delves into the many sex differences in health and a wide range of diseases--as well as prevention strategies, diagnosis, and treatments for those diseases. Researched and written by the respected Society for Women's Health Research and based on its almost 15 years as a research advocacy organization, this comprehensive guide provides real answers to vital questions that affect a woman's health from young adulthood to menopause and beyond. The Savvy Woman Patient covers sex-based biology; family histories; women’s special nutrition, exercise, preventive measures, and aging process; and diseases and conditions that affect women differently than men. Contents include addiction; asthma and other lung problems; auto-immune diseases; bone health; brain and degenerative diseases; cancer; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; digestive disorders; eating disorders; eye health; kidney, bladder, and urinary tract health; menopause; mental health; oral health; pain; pharmaceuticals; sleep; and STDs and HIV/AIDS. (Not affiliated in any way with Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet or Dr. Vliet's THE SAVVY WOMAN'S HEALTH GUIDE or THE SAVVY WOMAN'S GUIDE brand of publications.)

About The Author
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Dr. Jennifer Wider graduated from Princeton University in 1994 with BA in the humanities. She received her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1999. During medical school, she interned at a CBS local news affiliate and 20/20 in New York City. Jennifer worked as a senior editor at Medscape/CBS Health Watch out of medical school. She has been published in numerous print and internet media outlets and is a frequent guest on CBS News, National Public Radio and various cable channels. Jennifer was formerly the managing editor of the health channel at iVillage.com and currently reports on health and medical issues for the Society for Women's Health Research.

REVIEWS
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'The Savvy Woman Patient' by the Society for Women's Health Research provides information about the health problems and treatments particular to women of all ages.

- Publishers Weekly, August 2005

The Society for Women's Health Research was featured on an article entitled "Hormones Weather 'the Change.'"

- Sandra Boodman, The Washington Post, September 2005

Dr. Jennifer Wider live interview on "Good Day New York”

- January 2006

A BOOK EVERY WOMAN SHOULD READ TO KEEP HEALTHY! "The Savvy Woman Patient: How and Why Sex Differences Impact Your Health" is a new book from the Society for Women's Health Research. Accessible and comprehensive, this guide to health problems and treatments specific to women is useful for female patients of all ages.

- Lifteimetv.com, February 2006

Society President Phyllis Greenberger Receives Red Dress Award Phyllis Greenberger, M.S.W., president and CEO of the Society for Women's Health Research, received a Red Dress Award on February 2 in recognition of her work in leading the way in the fight against heart disease in women. Presented by Woman's Day, the awards are part of the annual "Wear Red Day for Women,” which encourages women to wear red on the first Friday of February, drawing attention to heart disease, the number one killer of American women

- Woman's Day, February 2006

Chapters cover disease categories, and for each disorder in that category a definition is provided, followed by the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, screening and prevention....In many chapters, a vignette of an individual's experience is given, which imbues the information with a personal touch.

- Library Journal, February 2006

The book notes that women and men are different. Unfortunately, many doctors and dentists don't recognize how these differences can affect health. The result has been that women sometimes receive inappropriate medical and dental care. ‘The Savvy Woman Patient' addresses the sex differences in health and a range of diseases, as well as prevention strategies, diagnosis, and treatments for those diseases.

- Woman Dentist Journal, February 2006

Similar gender differences -- some more established than others -- pepper a newly released book by the Washington, D.C.-based research and advocacy group, 'The Savvy Woman Patient: How and Why Sex Differences Affect Your Health.'More than 40 physicians and other health experts contributed to the project.Issued in late January, the 350-page paperback, published by Capital Books, delves into sex differences for a wide range of diseases, from eating disorders and AIDS to mental health, as well as offering prevention strategies, diagnosis and treatment for these diseases.

- Susan Jenks, Florida Today, February 2006

This is a great book, 'The Savvy Woman Patient.' It's going to go right next to 'Our Bodies, Ourselves.'

- Julie Chen, anchor , The Early Show (CBS), March 2006

Researched and edited by the Society for Women's Health Research, the book includes contributions from more than 40 experts and stories from actresses Fran Drescher and Cheryl Ladd, speedskater Bonnie Blair and others. Topics include the safe use of medications, nutrition, tests, diseases and disorders, menopause, mental health, oral health, pain, sleep and sexually transmitted infections.

- The Salt Lake City Tribune, March 2006

A fact-filled guide with many distinguished contributors. Just about any ailment you can think of is included and, of course, the emphasis is on the way women encounter disease in ways that differ from men.

- Alan Caruba, Bookviews.com, April 2006

Written by a team of internationally recognized medical practitioners, experts and advocates in health, it covers the latest research on all health conditions affected by biological sex differences between women and men, from heart disease to cancer and from autoimmune diseases to mental health. It is a unique and authoritative guide, complete with tips on where to go for help.

- West Coast Woman, April 2006

New research is revealing how everything from medications to killer diseases affect women differently than men. The upshot: Its clear how important gender is when it comes to making decisions about your health, says Phyllis Greenberger, M.S.W., president and CEO of the Society for Womens Health Research and editor of The Savvy Woman Patient.

- Shape Magazine, June 2006

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