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The New Ourselves, Growing Older: Women Aging with Knowledge and Power

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Following in the ground-breaking tradition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Paula B. Doress-Worters and Diana Laskin Siegal address the needs of the growing number of women over the age of forty. This new and revised edition of the bestselling Ourselves, Growing Older includes new chapters on menopause and reform of the medical care system as well as extensive updates on housing issues, HIV/AIDS, cosmetic surgery, and breast cancer.

The New Ourselves, Growing Older takes a positive, empowering approach to the physical and emotional health and social welt-being of midlife and older women by providing frank and complete information on personal health.

Emphasizing the positive potential of the second half of life, this book focuses on a vast array of topics, including:

x Aging and Well-Being
x Reassessing Our Body Image
x Contraception and Childbearing at Midlife
x Sexuality in the Middle and Later Years
x Menopause: Experiencing Our Change of Life
x Reform of the Medical Care System
x Hypertension, Diabetes, Hysterectomy
x Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Cancer
x Hosing Alternatives, Work and Retirement, Money Matters

Drawing on the experiences of scores of women from every walk of life, The New Ourselves, Growing Older not only draws on the work of experts but also listens to the voices of women themselves. The result is a document of unique power — a guide to health and living that is authoritative, reassuring and sympathetic.

Synopsis:

Following in the ground-breaking tradition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Paula B. Doress-Worters and Diana Laskin Siegal address the needs of the growing number of women over the age of forty. This new and revised edition of the bestselling Ourselves, Growing Older includes new chapters on menopause and reform of the medical care system as well as extensive updates on housing issues, HIV/AIDS, cosmetic surgery, and breast cancer.

The New Ourselves, Growing Older takes a positive, empowering approach to the physical and emotional health and social welt-being of midlife and older women by providing frank and complete information on personal health.

Emphasizing the positive potential of the second half of life, this book focuses on a vast array of topics, including:

* Aging and Well-Being

* Reassessing Our Body Image

* Contraception and Childbearing at Midlife

* Sexuality in the Middle and Later Years

* Menopause: Experiencing Our Change of Life

* Reform of the Medical Care System

* Hypertension, Diabetes, Hysterectomy

* Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Cancer

* Hosing Alternatives, Work and Retirement, Money Matters

Drawing on the experiences of scores of women from every walk of life, The New Ourselves, Growing Older not only draws on the work of experts but also listens to the voices of women themselves. The result is a document of unique power — a guide to health and living that is authoritative, reassuring and sympathetic.

Table of Contents

The potential of the second half of life — Aging well — Living with ourselves and others as we age — Understanding, preventing, and managing medical problems — Resources.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671872977
Subtitle:
Revised and Updated
Foreword:
Sanford, Wendy
Author:
Siegal, Diana
Foreword:
Siegal, Diana Laskin
Author:
Sanford, Wendy
Publisher:
Touchstone
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Health - General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Hygiene
Subject:
Aged
Subject:
Aged women
Subject:
Aged -- Psychology.
Subject:
Aged women -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Subject:
Women's Health.
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Older women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19940526
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
10.8 x 8.54 x 1.2 in 43.4 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Following in the ground-breaking tradition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Paula B. Doress-Worters and Diana Laskin Siegal address the needs of the growing number of women over the age of forty. This new and revised edition of the bestselling Ourselves, Growing Older includes new chapters on menopause and reform of the medical care system as well as extensive updates on housing issues, HIV/AIDS, cosmetic surgery, and breast cancer.

The New Ourselves, Growing Older takes a positive, empowering approach to the physical and emotional health and social welt-being of midlife and older women by providing frank and complete information on personal health.

Emphasizing the positive potential of the second half of life, this book focuses on a vast array of topics, including:

* Aging and Well-Being

* Reassessing Our Body Image

* Contraception and Childbearing at Midlife

* Sexuality in the Middle and Later Years

* Menopause: Experiencing Our Change of Life

* Reform of the Medical Care System

* Hypertension, Diabetes, Hysterectomy

* Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Cancer

* Hosing Alternatives, Work and Retirement, Money Matters

Drawing on the experiences of scores of women from every walk of life, The New Ourselves, Growing Older not only draws on the work of experts but also listens to the voices of women themselves. The result is a document of unique power — a guide to health and living that is authoritative, reassuring and sympathetic.

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