Women and Health

Women and Health
Author: Marlene B. Goldman,Rebecca Troisi,Kathryn M. Rexrode
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1632
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0123849799
ISBN 13: 9780123849793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health Book Review:

Women and Health is a comprehensive reference that addresses health issues affecting women of all ages — from adolescence through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic, which concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective. It covers key issues ranging from osteoporosis to breast cancer and other cancers, domestic violence, sexually transmitted diseases, occupational hazards, eating disorders, heart disease and other chronic illnesses, substance abuse, and societal and behavioral influences on health. In this second edition of Women and Health, chapters thoughtfully explore the current state of women’s health and health care, including the influences of sex and gender on the occurrence of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. All chapters have been extensively updated and emphasize the epidemiology of the condition — the etiology, occurrence, primary and secondary prevention (screening), risk factors, surveillance, changing trends over time, and critical analysis of the diagnostic and treatment options and controversies. Treatment sections in each chapter have been expanded to create a stronger dialogue between epidemiologists and women's health practitioners. Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of women’s health issues, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles Provides a common language for epidemiologists, public health practitioners, and women’s health specialists to discuss the behavioral, cultural, and biological determinants of women’s health Researchers and medical specialists will learn how the gender-specific risks and features of one organ system’s diseases affect the health of other organ systems For example: Hormone replacement therapy used to treat imbalance within the endocrine system is also being used to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease; Drugs developed for type 2 diabetes are now being used in chemoprevention Orients the non-gerontologist about the importance of considering the entire life cycle of women within research designs and treatment plans Professors teaching courses in women’s health will use slides and additional materials to structure lectures/courses; students will use slides as a unique resource to study for exams

Unwell Women

Unwell Women
Author: Elinor Cleghorn
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN 10: 0593182960
ISBN 13: 9780593182963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unwell Women Book Review:

A trailblazing, conversation-starting history of women’s health—from the earliest medical ideas about women’s illnesses to hormones and autoimmune diseases—brought together in a fascinating sweeping narrative. Elinor Cleghorn became an unwell woman ten years ago. She was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease after a long period of being told her symptoms were anything from psychosomatic to a possible pregnancy. As Elinor learned to live with her unpredictable disease she turned to history for answers, and found an enraging legacy of suffering, mystification, and misdiagnosis. In Unwell Women, Elinor Cleghorn traces the almost unbelievable history of how medicine has failed women by treating their bodies as alien and other, often to perilous effect. The result is an authoritative and groundbreaking exploration of the relationship between women and medical practice, from the "wandering womb" of Ancient Greece to the rise of witch trials across Europe, and from the dawn of hysteria as a catchall for difficult-to-diagnose disorders to the first forays into autoimmunity and the shifting understanding of hormones, menstruation, menopause, and conditions like endometriosis. Packed with character studies and case histories of women who have suffered, challenged, and rewritten medical orthodoxy—and the men who controlled their fate—this is a revolutionary examination of the relationship between women, illness, and medicine. With these case histories, Elinor pays homage to the women who suffered so strides could be made, and shows how being unwell has become normalized in society and culture, where women have long been distrusted as reliable narrators of their own bodies and pain. But the time for real change is long overdue: answers reside in the body, in the testimonies of unwell women—and their lives depend on medicine learning to listen.

Women and Health

Women and Health
Author: Marlene B. Goldman,Maureen C. Hatch
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 1276
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780122881459
ISBN 13: 0122881451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health Book Review:

Sect. 1. Why women's health? -- Sect. 2. The role of women in health care and research -- Sect. 3. Reproductive health -- Sect. 4. Sexually transmitted diseases -- Sect. 5. International women's health -- Sect. 6. Women at work -- Sect. 7. Social determinants of health -- Sect. 8. Environmental exposures -- Sect. 9. Autoimmune disorders -- Sect. 10. Cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk in women -- Sect. 11. Cancer -- Sect. 12. Mental Disorders -- Sect. 13. Poorly understood conditions -- Sect. 14. AgingContributors. -- Preface. -- Women, Health, and Medicine: -- Why Women's Health? -- An Overview of Women and Health, M.B. Goldman & M.C. Hatch. -- Gender, Race and Class: From Epidemiologic Association to Etiologic Hypotheses, C.J. Rowland Hogue. -- The Role of Women in Health Care and Research: -- Section Editor: S.G. Haynes. -- Role of Advocacy Groups in Research on Women's Health, B. Seaman & S.F. Wood. -- State-of-the-Art Methods for Women's Health Research, S.G. Haynes & M ...

Geographies of Women s Health

Geographies of Women s Health
Author: Nancy Davis Lewis,Isabel Dyck,Sara McLafferty
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1134562489
ISBN 13: 9781134562480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographies of Women s Health Book Review:

This international collection explores the relationships between society, place, gender and health, and how these play out in different parts of the world. The chapters work together in examining the complex layering of social, economic and political relations that frame women's health. The authors demonstrate that women's health needs to be understood 'in place' if gains are to be made in improving women's health and health care.

Women s Health

Women s Health
Author: Pat Armstrong,Jennifer Deadman
Publsiher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0889614660
ISBN 13: 9780889614666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health Book Review:

While women comprise the largest segement of health workers, health consumers, and health decision-makers for their families and communities, it has often been difficult for women to make themselves heard. Women's Health focuses on women's health issues from multiple perspectives and draws upon research and practice that include both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in data collection and knowledge formation. Women's Health incorporates work that has been produced from grassroots investigations of women's health issues and addresses specific health issues, diversity issues, and a variety of issues previously unexplored. In an effort to exemplify alternative forms of knowledge collection, and the importance of inclusiveness, diversity, and realism when understanding the various facets of women's health, Women's Health also highlights the work of women whose voices may not normally be heard or recognized -- in a way that stretches beyond the traditional parameters of knowledge-sharing practices.

Exploring the Dirty Side of Women s Health

Exploring the Dirty Side of Women s Health
Author: Mavis Kirkham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2007-01-24
ISBN 10: 1134176783
ISBN 13: 9781134176786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Dirty Side of Women s Health Book Review:

In this book, a team of international contributors examine bodies, leakage and boundaries, illuminating the contradictions and dilemmas in women’s healthcare. Using the concept of pollution, this book highlights how women and health issues are categorised, and health workers and women are confined to roles and places defined as socially appropriate. The book explores in-depth current and historical practices, such as: childbirth and midwifery practice policies and social practices around breastfeeding gynaecological nursing, female incontinence and sexually transmitted infections miscarriages and termination of pregnancy. Addressing things out of place, from the idea of ‘dirty work’ to feeling ‘dirty’, from diagnoses that disrupt our self-image to beliefs and practices which undermine health service provision, this book uses the contradictions in our thinking around pollution and power to stimulate thinking around women’s health.

Gender Health and Healthcare

Gender  Health and Healthcare
Author: Dr Jacqueline H Watts
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN 10: 1409468380
ISBN 13: 9781409468387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Health and Healthcare Book Review:

Health status and the experience of working in health care roles are both strongly shaped by gender and, although there have been attempts to incorporate ‘gender awareness’ in both health and employment policies, the significance of gender in these areas continues to be marginalised within public debates and academic discourses. Taking a social constructionist perspective, Watts considers the ways in which gender impacts upon health in all its elements including access, technology, professionalisation, health promotion and health as an important sector of the labour market. She discusses gender as a developing and diversified category, exploring ideas about masculinity and the fluidity of gender boundaries in determining individual identity. Chapters that follow discuss men’s and women’s health; ideology of gender and health, specifically exploring different social norms and ideas about male and female health and the dominant ideological association between femaleness and caring; working for health with particular focus on the gendered interplay of caring and curing roles; technology and changes to gender, health and healthcare; health promotion as a gendered activity and, finally, the importance of introducing an intersectional approach beyond gender to articulate a deeper understanding of health in a postmodern context. The concluding chapter draws together these themes to underscore the importance of placing gender at the centre of health and health care delivery to fully take account of both the different life and health experiences of men and women and the gendered dimensions of working in health care.

Women s Health and the Limits of Law

Women s Health and the Limits of Law
Author: Irehobhude O. Iyioha
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781351002387
ISBN 13: 1351002384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health and the Limits of Law Book Review:

Despite some significant advances in the creation and protection of rights affecting women's health, these do not always translate into actual health benefits for women. This collection asks: 'What is an effective law and what influences law's effectiveness or ineffectiveness? What dynamics, elements, and conditions come together to limit law's capacity to achieve instrumental goals for women's health and the advancement of women's health rights?' The book presents an integrated, co-referential and sustained critical discussion of the normative and constitutive reasons for law's limited effectiveness in the field of women's health. It offers comprehensive and cohesive explanatory accounts of law's limits and for the first time in the field, introduces a distinction between formal and substantive effectiveness of laws. Its approach is trans-systemic, multi-jurisdictional and comparative, with a focus on six countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa and international human rights case law based on matters arising from Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Peru and Bolivia. The book will be a valuable resource for educators, students, lawyers, rights advocates, and policy-makers working in women's health, socio-legal studies, human rights, feminist legal studies, and legal philosophy more broadly

Women s Health in Canada

Women s Health in Canada
Author: Marina Morrow,Olena Hankivsky,Colleen Varcoe
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2008-05-03
ISBN 10: 1442690542
ISBN 13: 9781442690547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health in Canada Book Review:

In recent years, healthcare professionals have recognized the distinctly different healthcare needs and concerns of men and women. Women's health, in particular, has come into its own in the last two decades. In Canada, however, there has been little available in the way of a general text on women's health. This volume works toward filling that gap by providing a resource for teaching and understanding women's health in this country. To lay out the methodological and theoretical foundations for their study, editors Olena Hankivisky, Marina Morrow, and Colleen Varcoe bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners from economics, anthropology, sociology, nursing, political studies, women's studies, and psychology. Contributors draw on the rich history of the Canadian women's health movement, providing analysis of that history and of the emergent theory, policy, and practice. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners, the collection adopts an intersectional approach, looking closely at social factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender identity, and analysing how they relate both to each other and to women's health. Connections between the social, economic, and cultural contexts of women's lives and their physical, spiritual, and mental well-being are a primary focus. Providing a much needed resource for teachers, students, and practitioners of women's health in Canada, this comprehensive volume makes an important contribution to the literature.

The Women s Health Little Book of Exercises

The Women s Health Little Book of Exercises
Author: Adam Campbell
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-12-23
ISBN 10: 1623365538
ISBN 13: 9781623365530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Women s Health Little Book of Exercises Book Review:

Based on the wildly successful Women's Health Big Book of Exercises, this portable handbook offers readers step-by-step instructions (and color photos) on how to perfectly execute the best fat-torching, muscle-toning exercises ever choreographed. This essential workout guide is for any woman--from beginner to expert--who wants to lose weight fast, build strength, and tone those terrible trouble spots, namely the belly, butt, and thighs. Complete with fast, effective workouts for home use or to take to the gym, this easy-to-tote package gives readers access to their favorite routines wherever they go. The guidebook details "main moves" for targeting each major muscle group and then shows readers variations that make the moves more challenging and effective. Other highlights: • The best new exercise to firm flabby arms • The ultimate circuit for a swimsuit ready body • The fastest cardio workout of all time • Plus, 10 new workouts and an exercise log to track progress from start to finish This shape-up manual bulges with hundreds of useful tips, breakthrough science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers. Best of all, it'll help readers shape a body that will ensure a longer, healthier, happier lifetime.

Women s Empowerment and Global Health

Women s Empowerment and Global Health
Author: Shari Dworkin,Monica Gandhi,Paige Passano
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-11
ISBN 10: 0520272889
ISBN 13: 9780520272880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Empowerment and Global Health Book Review:

"What is women's empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women's health? Despite the rise of a human rights-based approach to women's health and increasing awareness of the synergies between women's health and empowerment, a lack of consensus remains as to how to measure empowerment and successfully intervene in ways that improve health. Women's Empowerment and Global Health provides thirteen detailed, multidisciplinary case studies from across the globe and through the course of a woman's life to show how science and advocacy can be creatively merged to enhance the agency and status of women. Accompanying short videos provide background about programs on the ground in India, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Women's Empowerment and Global Health explores the promises and limits of programmatic, scientific, and rights-based work in real-world settings and provides the next generation of researchers and practitioners, as well as students in global and public health, sociology, anthropology, women's studies, law, business, and medicine, with cutting edge and inspirational examples of programs that point the way toward achieving women's equality and fulfilling the right to health."--Provided by publisher.

Women and Health Research

Women and Health Research
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Ethical and Legal Issues Relating to the Inclusion of Women in Clinical Studies
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780309176866
ISBN 13: 0309176867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health Research Book Review:

There is a growing perception that biomedical research has focused more on the health problems of men relative to those of women and that women have been denied access to advances in medical diagnosis and therapy as a result of being excluded from clinical studies. Women and Health Research, Volume 2, addresses issues connected with women's participation in clinical studies: ethical issues related to recruitment, retention, and the inclusion of pregnant women and other women of childbearing age; legal issues such as liability, compensation for injury, constitutional concerns, and federal regulations; and health consequences associated with exclusion or underrepresentation. The commissioned papers focus on the research participation of women from specific racial and ethnic groups and on whether women have been underrepresented in biomedical research, based on a systematic survey of clinical studies reported in a prominent medical journal.

Women s Health Politics and Power

Women s Health  Politics  and Power
Author: Elizabeth Fee,Nancy Krieger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 1351863819
ISBN 13: 9781351863810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health Politics and Power Book Review:

This collection of essays addresses the broadening array of issues on the agenda of the women's health movements of the 1980s and 1990s, just as a previous collection, "Women and Health: The Politics of Sex in Medicine", gathered contributions from the earlier wave of the women's health movement in the 1970s. The papers in both volumes are selected from the "International Journal of Health Services", edited by Vicente Navarro. The essays in this volume were originally published in the 1980s and early 1990s. Together, they present a framework for understanding the struggles over women's health that have occurred in this time period, and provide specific analyses of women's health in relation to race/ethnicity and class, the work of health care, the health of women workers, international reproductive health, sexuality, AIDS, and public health policy.

Mosby s Guide to Women s Health

Mosby s Guide to Women s Health
Author: Tolu Oyelowo
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0323046010
ISBN 13: 9780323046015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mosby s Guide to Women s Health Book Review:

This essential clinical companion provides quick access to a wealth of information on effectively managing common womens health issues. It offers just the right level of coverage for health professionals, with concise, user-friendly protocols for diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions. This book also explores alternative natural treatment options such as physical therapy, nutrition, herbs, chiropractic, and naturopathic therapies.

Women s Health Advocacy

Women s Health Advocacy
Author: Jamie White-Farnham,Bryna Siegel Finer,Cathryn Molloy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 0429574967
ISBN 13: 9780429574962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health Advocacy Book Review:

Women’s Health Advocacy brings together academic studies and personal narratives to demonstrate how women use a variety of arguments, forms of writing, and communication strategies to effect change in a health system that is not only often difficult to participate in, but which can be actively harmful. It explicates the concept of rhetorical ingenuity—the creation of rhetorical means for specific and technical, yet extremely personal, situations. At a time when women’s health concerns are at the center of national debate, this rhetorical ingenuity provides means for women to uncover latent sources of oppression in women’s health and medicine and to influence matters of research, funding, policy, and everyday access to healthcare in the face of exclusion and disenfranchisement. This accessible collection will be inspiring reading for academics and students in health communication, medical humanities, and women’s studies, as well as for activists, patients, and professionals.

Women and Health

Women and Health
Author: Elizabeth Fee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN 10: 1351840614
ISBN 13: 9781351840613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health Book Review:

In the face of the long domination of medical care by men, Women and Health explores from a variety of perspectives the twin issues of women in health care, and the health care of women. Specific sections address the women's health movement, birth control and childbirth, women in the health labor force, and the influence of women's employment on their health. Already acclaimed by scholars and health policy-makers alike, Women and Health is sure to become a standard sourcebook on an important and neglected subject.

Women s Health and Social Change

Women s Health and Social Change
Author: Ellen Annandale
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-07-14
ISBN 10: 1134655525
ISBN 13: 9781134655526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health and Social Change Book Review:

"Traditional distinctions between the experiences of women and men are breaking down and being reconfigured in new, more complex ways. The long-established life expectancy gap between men and women appears to be closing in many affluent societies. Many men appear to be far more 'body and health conscious' than they ever were in the past and there are perceptible changes in women's 'health behaviours', such as increases in cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption.

Healthy Lives for Vulnerable Women and Children

Healthy Lives for Vulnerable Women and Children
Author: Sue Godt,Irene Agyepong,Walter Flores
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2017-10-26
ISBN 10: 9781552506011
ISBN 13: 1552506010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthy Lives for Vulnerable Women and Children Book Review:

This book draws on 15 years of IDRC-funded health systems research undertaken by researchers working closely with communities and decision-makers. They have generated contextually relevant evidence at local, national, regional, and global levels to tackle the entrenched health systems challenges.

Women s Health Research

Women s Health Research
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Women's Health Research
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2010-10-27
ISBN 10: 9780309163378
ISBN 13: 0309163374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health Research Book Review:

Even though slightly over half of the U.S. population is female, medical research historically has neglected the health needs of women. However, over the past two decades, there have been major changes in government support of women's health research--in policies, regulations, and the organization of research efforts. To assess the impact of these changes, Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ask the IOM to examine what has been learned from that research and how well it has been put into practice as well as communicated to both providers and women. Women's Health Research finds that women's health research has contributed to significant progress over the past 20 years in lessening the burden of disease and reducing deaths from some conditions, while other conditions have seen only moderate change or even little or no change. Gaps remain, both in research areas and in the application of results to benefit women in general and across multiple population groups. Given the many and significant roles women play in our society, maintaining support for women's health research and enhancing its impact are not only in the interest of women, they are in the interest of us all.

Improving Women s Health Across the Lifespan

Improving Women   s Health Across the Lifespan
Author: Michelle Tollefson,Nancy Eriksen,Neha Pathak
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2021-10-25
ISBN 10: 1000472493
ISBN 13: 9781000472493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Women s Health Across the Lifespan Book Review:

There is renewed interest in lifestyle medicine – the focus on food, physical activity, stress management, high-quality connections, restorative sleep, and avoidance of toxic substances – in the prevention, treatment, and sometimes reversal of chronic disease, but very little information exists on its application for improving specific women’s health issues across the lifespan. Consequently, there is a growing need among health professionals who care for women for a textbook that addresses evidence-based lifestyle solutions to manage the health challenges they face every day in their offices. This book begins with a review of the fundamentals of Lifestyle Medicine through the lens of a woman’s lifespan. It provides information about lifestyle interventions to improve gynecologic and sexual health and to manage and sometimes reverse gynecologic diseases. It clarifies the importance of lifestyle and behaviors before and during pregnancy to address infertility, reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes, and to lower non-communicable diseases in children along with emerging epigenetic evidence. The use of Lifestyle Medicine to prevent and manage breast and gynecologic cancers, enhance health as part of cancer survivorship, and decrease the risk or reduce many of the symptoms and diseases experienced during menopause including vasomotor symptoms and osteoporosis are also discussed. Additionally, the text covers cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, dementia and mental health from the perspective of gender specific differences. This book provides practical resources on implementing the components of lifestyle medicine. Some of the topics covered include models of care for women and families, reimbursement, health coaching and behavioral change, community engagement and health equity for under-resourced settings. The electronic version of the book presents supplemental material featuring in-depth reading, as well as online and digital resources for implementing Lifestyle Medicine. The book is an evidence-based source of information on women’s health issues for health professionals already practicing lifestyle medicine, as well as an entry level textbook for those new to the field of lifestyle medicine. The collective expertise of each of the editors along with content provided by leaders within the American College of Lifestyle Medicine fills a much-needed void within the specialty of Lifestyle Medicine and is for providers of women’s health globally. Features: ● Provides a basic overview of Lifestyle Medicine (nutrient-rich diet, exercise, stress resilience, sleep, and high-quality connections) in the care of women across the lifespan. ● Provides lifestyle-focused treatment recommendations for specific women health issues. ● Includes strategies for implementing Lifestyle Medicine with vulnerable populations and in communities. ● Summarizes key points at the close of each chapter and includes supplemental material with in-depth reading. ● Features additional resources for implementing lifestyle medicine into practice. "This women's health book is evidence based and comprehensive. There is nothing like it. Women need up to date information about physical activity, nutrition, sleep, stress resilience, social connection and substance use. In addition, there is a desire to better understand the power of these pillars throughout a woman's life including pregnancy, menopause and the golden years. This book fills that need." Elizabeth Pegg Frates, MD, DipABLM, FACLM, President Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine "Healthy aging begins at pre-conception. Evidence overwhelmingly shows that it’s we women who—through our lifestyle behavior choices—can take far greater control of our own health destinies, as well as the health destinies of our children and generations to come. We cannot underestimate the power of what we eat, how we move, and what we think in regard to our optimal health or lack thereof. This book is a must-read for all medical professionals!" Susan Benigas, Executive Director of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Lifestyle Medicine is the science of taking core principles and customizing how they're applied to each individual and each situation to achieve positive health behavior change. This book sets the evidence based foundation for how that process happens, and why it needs to happen, with the most important segment of health consumers - women. It is the next for all who are passionate about changing how health care is delivered." Wayne S. Dysinger, MD, MPH, Physician, Founder and Chair, Lifestyle Medical “Lifestyle factors have a powerful role in chronic disease prevention, underscoring the profound control we have over our health. Improving Women’s Health Across the Lifespan applies lifestyle medicine to women’s health, empowering women and their clinicians with the tools to transform their lives, and fostering a legacy of health for future generations.” JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, Harvard Medical School Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor, Harvard Chan School of Public Health