Ten years ago when I wrote the foreword to the first edition of this book, the
concept of women’s health was changing at a rapid pace. The focus was just
shifting from solely reproductive issues and biological factors, to an expanded
perception that women’s health encompasses biological, familial, cultural, economic,
emotional, psychological, and behavioral elements of each woman and her
sociopolitical environment, beyond just the reproductive organs and across her
Dr. Sharon Rounds, the editor for this series who invited us to write a book on rare
lung diseases, developed the idea after attending the 2004 Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
(LAM) Foundation annual research meeting. She was a keynote speaker at that event
(during her tenure as the president of the American Thoracic Society) and was witness
to the power of patient advocacy and the mission-based scientific effort that had
brought this rare disease of women from obscurity to clinical trials with targeted molecular
therapies in under a decade.
Experience a Perfect Teacher.=--Do you know what it is to suffer pain? Have you had your body racked and
torn with intense suffering? Have you ever experienced that indescribable agony which comes from
Have you ever felt the sharp, stinging pain, the dull, heavy pain, the throbbing, jumping pain, the cramping,
tearing pain, the sickening, nauseating pain? Then you know all about them. Nobody can tell you anything
more. Experience is a perfect teacher.
=Book-Learning Alone Not Sufficient.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Prevention of cardiovascular diseases from current evidence to clinical practice" presents the following contents: Cardiovascular disease in women - An update, risk factors in childhood and youth, genetics of cardiovascular disease, raised blood cholesterol - Preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, tobacco and alcohol control - Preventable risk factors,...
For the Seventh Edition of this text, the title has been changed to Kistner's Gynecology
and Women's Health (from Kistner's Gynecology) to recognize the broad scope and
expanded interest in the field of women's health care. Although over the past 35 years,
previous editions of Kistner have appealed largely to students, trainees, and
practitioners in gynecology, this new edition should be useful not only for gynecologists
but for internists, family practitioners, and women's health specialists who are devoting
more of their time and effort to women's medical issues.
Diabetes is a unique condition for women. When compared with men,
women have a 50 percent greater risk of diabetic coma, a condition brought on
by poorly controlled diabetes and lack of insulin. Women with diabetes have
heart disease rates similar to men, but more women with diabetes die from a
first heart attack than do men with diabetes. Diabetes also poses special
challenges during pregnancy.
Information on long-term health consequences of unsafe abortion is
scarce. The WHO estimates that about 20–30% of unsafe abortions
result in reproductive tract infections and that about 20–40% of these
result in upper-genital-tract infection and infertility. An estimated 2% of
women of reproductive age are infertile as a result of unsafe abortion,
and 5% have chronic infections.
Unsafe abortion could also increase
the long-term risk of ectopic pregnancy, premature delivery, and
spontaneous abortion in subsequent pregnancies.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13
percent of women aged eighteen years and older are in poor, or merely
fair, health. More than 12 percent of women face a limitation in their
usual activities due to chronic health conditions. In addition, 62 percent
of women aged twenty years and older are overweight, a key predictor
of future health problems. Moreover, the medical concerns
women face often differ from those of most concern to men.
I’ve spent the last 28 years studying, practicing,
teaching, and evolving as a naturopathic
physician. Two themes have been consistent:
natural medicine and the health care of women.
Alternative medicine has come to be the
popular term used to distinguish natural, noninvasive
therapies from conventional medicine.
From ancient times until the modern technological age, healthcare was mostly for, about and by women. The
wonder of the reproductive cycle, the miracle of birth and the powerless mystery of death were the domains of
women who watched over them. Before the dawn of patriarchy, women were the natural healers and guardians
of the mysteries and stories of the people. Women looked to the earth from where life began and where the
food for sustaining life was grown for help in healing the ill.
The impact that physical and psychological violence
have on the health of an older person is exacerbated
by the ageing process and diseases of old age. It is
more difficult for the elderly to leave an abusive
relationship or to make correct decisions because of
the physical and cognitive impairments that usually
come with old age. In some places, kinship
obligations and the use of the extended family
network to resolve difficulties may also lessen the
ability of older people, particularly women, to
escape from dangerous situations.
A basic survey was successfully implemented in eight provinces of the developing world using a standard questionnaire. The survey focused on six areas:
A. Farmers' opinions for the IPM program using ants as a key component,
Two. The role of women in the cultivation,
3. The status of farming,
4. The impact of pesticides on the health of farmers and farm environment,
Five. Farmers' knowledge on cashew insect pests and diseases and their natural enemies, and
6. Weaver reviews the state and farmers, their opinions....
Anti-choice activists already succeeded in changing the legal standards for assessing restrictions
on a woman’s right to choose; in Casey (1992), the court abandoned the most exacting standard
of legal review applied to fundamental rights, “strict scrutiny,” and instead implemented the
less protective standard of asking merely whether a restriction imposes an “undue burden” on a
woman’s right to choose.
33 A second avenue of attack on Roe is to restrict or eliminate
altogether its protections for women’s health.
The numerous limitations faced by women,
particularly in rural areas, have compelled them to
look for alternative options in other places. For
example, in Latin America, a great part of the
migrations from rural areas during the 1960s and
1970s was made up of women seeking better
opportunities as maids in cities (Villarreal 1996). In
recent decades, rural women have continued to
migrate to urban areas and, besides domestic
work, they are also employed in export assembly
plants or maquilas, particularly in Central America
(Vargas-Lundius 2007, 221-27).
Low-carbohydrate diets have been advocated for weight loss and to prevent obesity,
but the long-term safety of these diets has not been determined.
We evaluated data on 82,802 women in the Nurses’ Health Study who had completed
a validated food-frequency questionnaire. Data from the questionnaire were
used to calculate a low-carbohydrate-diet score, which was based on the percentage
of energy as carbohydrate, fat, and protein (a higher score reflects a higher intake
of fat and protein and a lower intake of carbohydrate).
Women’s health concerns have been considered,
examined, and researched differently by the medical
establishment than those of men. Their concerns and
diseases have often been considered unusual and
abnormal when compared to those of men. Yet, the
differences between women and men, discovered and
noted in medicine and research, may be more a creation
of society and its expectations than that of
nature.1 Women are more similar to men than they
The best age at which to marry--Incompatibility of temperament--A happy marriage need not be a successful
one--The evils of early marriage--The wedding night, its medical aspect--The honeymoon--When marital
relations are painful--Times when marital relations should be suspended--The first weeks and months of
wifehood--The formative period--A true marriage--A wife's true position in the household--Only 5% of happy
marriages--Period of adaptation--Differences of opinion--Differences of principle--The attainment of
success--Arguing trifles--You must know what you want--The right kind of wife--...
NEUROLOGIC DISEASE IN WOMEN
insomnia, and anxiety. Less than half of these cases are correctly identified as alcohol-related. Women are also more likely to be admitted to non–alcohol-specific treatment, such as general psychiatric units rather than conventional alcohol treatment services (81) and are more likely to drop out of treatment (85). Because female alcoholics often have low self-esteem and feelings of shame and embarrassment, they may balk at confrontational techniques and require more supportive and skill-building approaches.
Women constitute a special group within prisons because of their sex. Although the
characteristics and corresponding needs of women prisoners can vary considerably between
countries, several factors are common to most. These include many mental disorders, a high
level of drug or alcohol dependence, many women experiencing sexual and physical abuse and
violence before or in prison, the neglect of gender-specific health care needs and additional
issues related to the women’s responsibility for children and families.
The Mali Economic Management Credit supports the government’s
efforts to improve women’s access to land and financial services. It has
facilitated the preparation of an action plan that was included in the
overall financial sector action plan approved in 1998, which resulted
in budget support for women’s income-generation activities. The
operation has also facilitated and increased women’s access to land in
the Office du Niger region; and raised public awareness of women’s
legal rights and the benefits of women’s participation in the develop-