100 Questions & Answers about Menopause

Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - 322 páginas
While some women sail through menopause, others experience a whole range of symptoms, from hot flashes to sleepless nights. If you or a loved one is suffering from the uncomfortable and often unpredictable symptoms of menopause, then this book offers the guidance and advice you need. 100 Questions & Answers About Menopause helps you understand menopause symptoms and treatment options, including lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, prescription medications, and more. The book discusses difficult issues surrounding the hormone therapy controversy, natural hormones, and how to make the best decisions about treatment and lifestyle. The authors, a nurse practitioner and a nurse, both with extensive clinical experience, provide practical, authoritative answers to questions about menopause and related problems, as well as other midlife health risks such as osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and breast cancer. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this condition.

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Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, C-ANP, is an Associate Professor at the Yale University School of Nursing and Director of the Adult, Family, Gerontological and Women's Health Primary Care Specialty. She is also a practicing clinician in the Internal Medicine Department of the Yale University Health Services. Dr. Alexander received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Pennsylvania State University, her Master of Science degree from Northeastern University, a Post-Master's Certificate in Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD from the University of Connecticut. She has practiced as a nurse practitioner in internal medicine with a focus on women's health since 1992. Dr. Alexander has published numerous articles concerning women's health, is active in several state and national organizations, and is regularly invited to speak at national meetings. Her primary interest is menopause and midlife health issues, and she is currently conducting research focusing on menopause experiences and midlife health perceptions among black women. Dr. Alexander lives in Connecticut with her husband, Ray, and daughter, Lauren, and their two dogs and two cats.

Karla A. Knight, RN, MSN, has been a nurse for 28 years. She was a pediatric nurse practitioner for many years in the office of the late John R. Craig, MD, of Waltham, Massachusetts. She has also worked with children and families in ambulatory clinics, hospitals, and long-term care. Ms. Knight has been a health care writer since 1997 and was a contributing writer for Nursing Spectrum for six years. Her many articles have appeared online as well as in magazines and specialty publications. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree from the Yale University School of Nursing. Ms. Knight is coauthor of 100 Questions and Answers About Menopause.She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Tom Murphy, and their three children, Erin, Kyle and Kelsey.

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