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Grown woman talk : your guide to getting and staying healthy

Summary: "A practical guide to aging and health for women who have felt ignored or marginalized by the medical profession, from a leading Ob/Gyn and expert on menopausal and post-reproductive health. The medical system today is increasingly complicated and impersonal, and unfortunately, it is not going to be less so in the future. The rules of engagement have changed in medicine, but no one has bothered to inform patients. Much is written about Black women and women of color, be it our increased cancer risk, our alarming obesity statistics, or our disproportionate risk of cardiovascular diseases, but very little is written for us, and a diagnosis from Dr. Internet doesn't cut it. Talk about being sick? Dr. Sharon Malone is sick of that. Grown Woman Talk is for all women who have often not been seen or heard. For more than three decades as a practicing Ob/Gyn in the nation's capital and now as chief medical officer of Alloy Women's Health, Dr. Malone has served women across the city all the way to the upper echelons of power. In this book, she gives us the nudge we all need to become effective and efficient advocates in getting the care we deserve. Part medical memoir of the Malone family experience tracing from the Jim Crow South to the highest corridors of power in Washington, part relatable clinical scenarios of women from all walks of life and experiences, and part practical medical and logistical advice, this book is a reliable and easy-to-understand resource. In addition to information on ailments like fibroids, cancer, heart disease, and perimenopause, it also helps us navigate the medical establishment of today with advice on how to choose a doctor, why our family's health history matters, and how to decide among treatments. Combining emerging practices with the latest research the book addresses many women's greatest gap, the one between what they believe and what is actually true. With a combination of medical expertise, up-to-date science, and lived experience, Grown Woman Talk addresses the most common conditions women over forty deal with. And it helps women, especially Black women, identify the power they have and how to use it to chart a path to improve their health outcomes and thrive"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 0593593871
  • ISBN: 9780593593875
  • ISBN: 0593593863
  • ISBN: 9780593593868
  • Physical Description: xvi, 379 pages ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2024]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Solid: it's time to establish a dependable medical home -- Family affair: knowing your history helps you build a brighter future -- In the thick of if: Sick or no-so-sick? Be ready and make the right call -- Brave and strong: what you need to know (and do) about cancer -- Control: chronic stress, weight gain, and diabetes -- tame your triple threat -- Key to your heart: guarding against cardiovascular disease -- When it don't come easy: brain health and Alzheimer's -- I will survive: "female troubles" and their treatments -- Hot in herre: welcome to perimenopause, fertility's final frontier -- Finally! Menopause and beyond -- Here comes the sun: live your best menopausal life -- Heaven bound: be a benefactor, not a burden.
Subject: Women Diseases
Women Medical care
Women Health and hygiene
African American women
United States
Women's health services
Women Health and hygiene
Women Diseases Treatment
Health
Families
African American women Medical care
African American women Health and hygiene
MEDICAL / Public Health
African American
Noirs américains
Femmes Services de santé
Femmes Santé et hygiène
Noires américaines Maladies Traitement Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Femmes Maladies Traitement Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Noires américaines Soins médicaux Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Noires américaines Santé et hygiène Ouvrages de vulgarisation
United States
Black or African American
Women's Health Services
Women's Health
African Americans
Women's health services
Women Health and hygiene
Malone, Sharon 1959- Family
Malone, Sharon 1959- Health
Women Diseases Treatment Popular works
Women's health services United States Popular works
Women Health and hygiene United States Popular works
African American women Diseases Treatment Popular works
African American women Medical care Popular works
African American women Health and hygiene Popular works
Genre: Livres de croissance personnelle.
Self-help publications.
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