Guest Author - A. Maria Hester, M.D.
The American Medical Association’s Complete Guide to Women’s Health is a must-have for every woman. In its over 700 pages, this book discusses a myriad of topics of critical importance to women. It encompasses everything from heart disease, the number one killer of women, to elective cosmetic surgery. Photographs are situated throughout the book to help the reader conceptualize the medical issues being explained.
The book starts by explaining what you can do to live healthy and decrease your risk of disease. This section is broken down by age categories, including teenagers, young women, middle-age women, and older, more mature women (60+). This section alone is only a small part of the book, but it is packed with extremely important health tips to help you live long and live well. Next, the book gives several color illustrations of the major organ systems of the body, such as the skeletal system, the heart and circulatory system, etc.
After these very important introductory sections the ‘meat’ of the text begins. There are close to 700 pages chock full of every medical tidbit you can think of, from preventive medicine issues to urinary tract infections. Despite its length, it is organized in such as way that it is very easy to follow and understand.
I highly recommend this extremely useful book.