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National Women's Health Week

May 11-17, 2008 is National Women's Health Week. During this time, women are encouraged to take care of their health by engaging in physical activities, eating right, and following up on routine check-ups with their healthcare providers. To help focus attention on this important topic, the U.S. Government Printing Office offers for sale the following publications, focusing on women and the importance of maintaining good health.

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The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for All Ages

Publisher: Health and Human Services Dept., Office on Women's Health

Description: This comprehensive official women's health resource covers a broad range of issues affecting women of all ages. Contents include: comprehensive coverage of key health topics affecting women; the latest recommendations for health screenings, exams, and immunizations by age and health risk profile; key information resources for further information; and accessibly written content to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of readers, including a glossary of medical terms. In addition to general readership, The Healthy Woman is an invaluable resource for health care professionals and public health officials who provide or recommend health resource materials to women and those who care about them.

Year/Pages: 2008: 518 p.; ill.

Price: $24.95

Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health in Central America: Trends and Challenges Facing Women and Children: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

Publisher: Health and Human Services Dept., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health and U.S. Agency for International Development

Description: This comparative report summarizes the major findings from a series of 15 surveys conducted in Central America in the period 1987-2003.

Year/Pages: 2005: 178 p.; ill.

Price: $27.50

Guide to the Care of Women With HIV, 2005

Publisher: Health and Human Services Dept., Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau

Description: This guide addresses the health care needs unique to women with HIV. It targets clinicians who provide primary care to women as well as those seeking an understanding of how to take care of women with HIV/AIDS. This guide includes tables, figures, color plates, resources, references, and indices. The 2005 edition includes new chapters on international issues and nutrition.

Year/Pages: 2005: 636 p.; ill.

Price: $80.00 Add To Cart

Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+

Publisher: Health and Human Services Dept., Public Health Service, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Description: Describes ways that people aged 50 and older can stay healthy. Gives information on living habits, screening tests, and immunizations.

Year/Pages: 2003: 72 p.; ill.

Price: $6.00 Add To Cart

Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General

Publisher: Health and Human Services Dept., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Description: 1st Surgeon General's report to address physical activity and health. Presents the message that Americans can substantially improve their health and quality of life by including moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives. Summarizes a diverse literature from the fields of epidemiology, exercise physiology, medicine, and the behavioral sciences. Highlights what is known about physical activity and health, as well as what is being learned about promoting physical activity among adults and young people.

Year/Pages: 1996: 298 p.; ill.

Price: $6.50 Add To Cart

Fertility of American Women: June 2004

Publisher: Commerce Dept., Economics and Statistics Administration, Census Bureau

Description: Describes fertility patterns of American women 15 to 44 years old in 2004.

Year/Pages: 2005: 14 p.

Price: $2.75

Code of Federal Regulations Title 42 - Public Health.

The contents of these volumes represent all current regulations codified under this title of the CFR as of October 1, 2007:
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