HealthyLife® Women’s Self-Care Guide

This book is not intended as a comprehensive guide to health care, nor should you substitute the information it contains for expert medical advice or treatment. The information is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. If, while under a physician’s care, you receive advice that is contrary to this book, follow your doctor’s advice instead. If the problem you are reading about doesn’t go away after a reasonable amount of time, you should see or call your doctor.


The material in the HealthyLife® Women’s Self-Care Guide went through an extensive review process in order to ensure medical accuracy and present the latest medical research. We are indebted to the physicians and other health professionals who served on our clinical review team. Joseph Berenholz, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Diplomate American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty and Staff Physician, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, J. Courtl and Robinson, M.D., MPH; Associate Professor, Dept. Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD., Debra Gussman, M.D., Obstetrician, Gynecologist for Consultants in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Denver, CO, Mark Werner, M.D., Obstetrician and Gynecologist, West Bloomfield, MI, James Kohlenberg, M.D., Internal Medicine, John R Medical Clinic, Madison Heights, MI, Jeanette Karwan, R.D., Director, Product Development, American Institute for reventive Medicine, Farmington Hills, MI, Elaine Frank, M.Ed., R.D., Vice President, American Institute for Preventive Medicine, Farmington Hills, MI, Jacquelyn B. Elmers, Manager, Graphic Design, American Institute for Preventive Medicine, Farmington Hills, MI.

HealthyLife® Women’s Self-Care Guide is one of a series of publications and programs offered by the American Institute for Preventive Medicine designed to help individuals improve the quality of their lives. Other self-care guides address the needs of Families, Children, Adults and Seniors. For more Information call or write:

American Institute for Preventive Medicine

30445 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 350

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

(810) 539-1800 / FAX (810) 539-1808

Copyright 1996, 2nd Edition, American Institute for Preventive Medicine. All rights reserved.
ISBN 0-9635612-6-X

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