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Relax, this won't hurt : painless answers to women's most pressing health questions
Reichman, Judith.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Morrow, [2000]

Physical Description:
xv, 368 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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RG121 .R43 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Relax, This Won't Hurt is the ultimate answer for any woman who's ever wished she could spend unlimited time quizzing her doctor during a routine office visit. What's the ideal contraceptive for me? How can I make sure I don't have cancer? What can I do about cramps and PMS? What should I do if I have problems getting pregnant? What do all those lab test reports mean to me? Should I take estrogen?

Just as she does as a regular on NBC-TV's Today show, Dr. Judith Reichman, in her distinctive humorous and down-to-earth fashion, offers understandable answers to the questions women are too shy or too rushed to ask their own doctors. Readers will feel as though they have had a private consultation with this exceptional physician. Based on the latest research findings, the book comprehensively covers below-the-belt health and beyond, including mental health issues and more. Plus: the latest on genetics and health, which medical tests to have, and a top ten list of ways women can take care of themselves.

Author Notes

Judith Reichman, M.D., is a gynecologist who practices and teaches at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA in Los Angeles. She appears regularly on NBC-TV's Today show as a contributor on women's health issues, and she cowrote and hosted two acclaimed PBS series, Straight Talk on Menopause and More Straight Talk on Menopause. Dr. Reichman lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

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Library Journal Review

Busy gynecologist Reichman, here answering questions women are usually afraid to ask, is a medical correspondent for Today, host of two PBS specials on menopause, and author of best sellers like I'm Not in the Mood. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Prologuep. 1
Your Teensp. 3
Your Twentiesp. 26
Your Thirtiesp. 59
Your Fortiesp. 123
Your Fiftiesp. 193
Your Sixtiesp. 257
Your Seventies and Beyondp. 305
Your Genetic Historyp. 339
Epilogue: An Apologyp. 350
Resourcesp. 355
Indexp. 358