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Anxiety

Roberta Lee.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5969 words.

Anxiety disorders affect approximately 40 million American adults or 18% of the population in a given year. Anxiety disorders are categorized into subtypes: panic disorder,...

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Ayurveda

Premal Patel.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4294 words.

Ayurveda is translated as the “science or knowledge of life.” Life, according to Ayurveda, is the inseparable and integral union of mind, body, and spirit. The key in this union is balance....

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Breast Cancer

Susan Love and Dixie J. Mills.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5483 words.

Breast cancer risk appears to be correlated with high levels of endogenous estrogen at certain lifetime periods, including in utero, puberty, and menopause. Increasing age is a risk factor...

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Cardiovascular Health

Vivian A. Kominos.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 12622 words.

Since cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects women differently than men, it is only fitting that CVD be examined separately for women. Chapter 35 summarizes what is currently known about the...

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Cervical Cancer

Lise Alschuler.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4824 words.

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, and is the most common female cancer in many developing countries (Rock et al. 2000). Just a century ago, cervical...

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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Bettina Herbert.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5907 words.

Chapter 19 discusses Chronic Pelvic Pain, and looks at the difficult journeys of three women that illustrate, in part, the oft -overlooked role of nonphysiologic changes in body mechanics...

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Depression

Naomi Lam and Sudha Prathikanti.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 6336 words.

The etiology of depression is unclear, but it appears to involve not only physiological and psychosocial but also genetic and environmental effects. Specific events in the reproductive life...

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Dietary Supplements

Mary Hardy.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 6583 words.

Dietary supplements (DS) are used by most Americans, with more than 70% according to some surveys (Timbo et al. 2009). In women, use is generally higher (84% in a cohort of elderly female h...

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Dietary Supplements and Men’s Health

Tieraona Low Dog and David Kiefer.

in Integrative Men's Health

February 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Dietetics. 8013 words.

Most Americans use dietary supplements, and men are especially likely to take supplements in order to achieve specific health goals. It is important to be able to assess quality and safety...

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Eating Disorders

Carolyn Coker Ross.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5422 words.

Eating disorders constitute a spectrum of disorders from anorexia to bulimia and binge eating disorder (BED). Currently, the American Psychiatric Association recognizes anorexia nervosa,...

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