ACP Handbook of Women's Health

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Editors: Rose S. Fife, MD, MPH and Sarina B. Schrager, MD, MS

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The ACP Handbook of Women's Health distills the expertise of ACP Press' acclaimed Women's Health Series and the latest evidence into a compact single volume that offers physicians the essential information they need to optimize the health of their female patients from adolescence through adulthood.

Ideal for busy clinicians at the point of care, this concise resource provides clinically relevant information and essential management guidance on all major diseases and disorders, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Reproductive health
  • Behavior and mood disorders
  • Substance use and abuse

Organization by both body system and life stage facilitates rapid access to clinically relevant information.

  • 2009
  • 619 pages, softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-934465-10-3
  • Product #330381010

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Table of Contents

Organ system Structure:

Introduction--the meaning of women's health

CHAPTER 1. Prevention and screening in women: A. Cancer screening, B. Screening and prevention

CHAPTER 2. Cancer in women: A. Gynecologic Malignancies, B. Breast cancer, C. Lung cancer, D. Colon Cancer, E. Melanoma

CHAPTER 3. Cardiovascular disease in women: A. Hypertension, B. Hyperlipidemia, C. Heart disease, D. Overweight and Obesity, E. Cigarette Smoking and Cessation in Women

CHAPTER 4. Common outpatient reproductive health issues: A. Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding in Reproductive Aged Women, B. Abnormal pap smears, C. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), D. Contraception, E. Female Sexual Dysfunction, F. Chronic Pelvic pain, G. Infertility, H. Uterine Fibroid Tumors, I. Vaginitis, J. HIV/AIDS Infection in women, K. Primary care of lesbian women, L. Primary Care of Women with Disabilities

CHAPTER 5. Behavior/mood disorders: A. Depression, B. Panic Disorder, C. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), D. Postpartum mood disorders, E. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, F. Child abuse: The Basics for All Healthcare Providers, G. The Effect of Stress on Health

CHAPTER 6. Musculoskeletal issues: A. Osteoarthritis, B. Sports-related conditions in women, C. Rheumatoid arthritis, D. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, E. Back pain, F. Fibromyalgia

CHAPTER 7. Neurological disease: A. Stroke, B. Multiple Sclerosis, C. Headache, D. Dementia

CHAPTER 8. Women's role in society: A. Intimate Partner Violence: How Can Healthcare Providers Make a Difference?, B. Eating disorders, C. Balancing life roles, D. Access to health care for uninsured women, E. Disparities in Health for Vulnerable Women: Women in Prison and Immigrant Women, F. Racial disparities

CHAPTER 9. Substance use and abuse: A. Alcohol, B. Substance Abuse, C. Weight Loss and Over-the-Counter diet products

CHAPTER 10. Dermatologic complaints: A. Acne Vulgaris and Steroid Acne, B. Skin Cancer (Non-Melanom

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