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Living and Learning Breast Cancer Patient Workbook

... is created as a holistic source of support for those women recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It is written by a panel of experts who have knowledge about cancer or specific experience working with women with breast cancer, including insight from renowned Canadian author, Carol Shields. The book covers financial concerns you may have such as treatment costs and sick leave; therapies and treatments including nutrition and exercises for rehabilitation; and information answering questions like the risk in pregnancy and hormone replacement therapy in menopause. Cost: free

Available from: AstraZeneca, 1999 Tel: 1-800-668-6000

Women and Cancer: A Thorough and Compassionate Resource for Patients and their Families
Carolyn D. Runowicz, Jeanne A. Petrek and Ted S. Gansler American Cancer Society

This book is devoted to the four major areas of cancer suffered by women: Breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus). Each section explains the anatomical features of that area of a woman's body followed by information on the diagnosis, testing and treatment with the goal of helping the cancer patient, and her supporters, understand the disease and better able to guide her treatment. Cost: $14.95 US

Villard Books, 1999 New York, NY, USA

Women Confront Cancer: Making medical history by choosing alternative and complementary therapies
Margaret J. Wooddell and David J. Hess

Interviews with 21 leaders, women with public profile who have been diagnosed with cancer and have had experience with ACCTs (alternative and complementary cancer therapies) are interpreted by the authors as political documents in the fight for increasing women's control of their bodies. The book is about questioning the conventional in both treatment and research practices, and demanding better information and more options for women cancer patients. Cost: $15.95 US

New York University Press, 1998 Washington Square New York, NY 10003

Menopause: A Naturopathic Approach to the Transitional Years

Dr. Karen Jensen

Written by a well-known Canadian naturopathic doctor, this book offers natural solutions to menopause and explores current myths surrounding medical treatments. It advocates prevention through maintaining a solid foundation of good health and nutrition in the perimenopausal and menopausal years with the belief that hormonal health comes from overall well-being. Cost: $21.95

Prentice Hall Canada, 1999

Before The Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause
Ann Louise Gittleman

Before the Change provides a detailed understanding of Perimenopause and its symptoms, as well as a comprehensive guide to taking care of yourself during this transition period. Emphasis is placed on the Changing Diet Plan, a hormone-regulating diet meant to recognize that the food we eat evokes a hormonal response, making it one of the most effective medicines available. Cost: $19.00

HarperCollins, 1998

10 East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022

The Prozac Alternative: Natural Relief from Depression
Ran Knishinsky

Given the recent popularity of Saint John's wort, this book takes a detailed look at the herb, its history, performance in medical studies, and current clinical uses as an antidepressant. It also provides information on other natural therapies for depression and mental health, such as kava and homeopathy. Cost: $12.95 US

Healing Arts Press, 1998

One Park Street Rochester, Vermont 05767

Herbs for Reducing Stress and Anxiety
Rosemary Gladstar

This book looks at a wide selection of herbs and their effectiveness at alleviating symptoms of stress and anxiety, from migraines to depression. Included with the usual guide to herbs, the reader is provided information on the nervous system and the correct use of herbal remedies, such as determining dosage. Cost: $12.50

Storey Books, 1999

Schoolhouse Road, RR1 Box 105 Pownal, VT 05261 Tel: 1-800-793-9396

Health and Disease Among Women: Biological and Environmental Influences
Roberta B. Ness and Lewis H. Kuller

Health and Disease Among Women examines the biological, environmental and psychosocial underpinnings of gender differences in health and disease. This book not only presents a critical and up-to-date review of many aspects of women's health, but it also outlines the methodological principles needed to approach them, which will hopefully guide new research on women's health in the future. Cost: $65 US (hardcover)

Oxford University Press, Inc., 1999

198 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016

Women's Moods: What every woman must know about hormones, the brain, and emotional health
Deborah Sichel and Jeanne Watson Driscoll

This book is dedicated to a new way of caring for women and their emotional well-being by taking into account life experiences, genetics, neurobiochemistry, reproductive biology, and psychology. Emphasis is placed on the Nurse Program, a plan of care for the brain, a major organ often ignored in matters of health an oversight that affects all aspects of well-being. Cost: $25 US

William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1999

HRT: Hormone Replacement Therapy
Dr. Miriam Stoppard

As well as discussing Hormone Replacement Therapy, its benefits and long-term health effects, Dr. Miriam Stoppard explains menopause and how to maintain good health through proper nutrition, exercise, and regular monitoring of your body and overall health. Cost: $7.95 US

DK Publishing, Inc., 1999

95 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016

Counting for Nothing: What Men Value and What Women Are Worth, Second Edition
Marilyn Waring

In this reprinted edition of the 1988 original, Marilyn Waring analyses women's place in the world economy, isolating the gender bias in the current system of calculating national wealth. She also outlines ways to ensure that the significance of the environment and the labour contributions of women receive the recognition they deserve. The reprinted edition contains updated information, examples and commentary on the original chapters. Cost: $21.95

Marilyn Waring
University of Toronto Press, 1999 Toronto, ON Toll
Free tel.: 1-800-565-9523 Fax: 1-8000-221-9985 E-mail:

A Seven-Step Program for Getting Through Menopause and Enjoying a Longer, Healthier Life Without Drugs, Revised Edition
Catherine D. Lowes

Written from the author's own difficult experience with menopause, this book provides an overview of menopause, its symptoms, common treatments and their side-effects. The seven-step program is a guide to taking care of your health and protecting it for the long term, with advice on how to alleviate short-term symptoms, and reduce your risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease through herbs, diet, and overall lifestyle. Cost: $22.95

Health Issues, 1998

P.O. Box 64, Station Q Toronto, ON M4T 2L7

Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancer: A Comprehensive Program for Prevention and Treatment
Donald R. Yance with Arlene ValentineKeats

Donald Yance, a renowned herbalist, presents detailed information that shows how a proper diet, vitamins, and other micronutrients, when combined with herbs, can help create the right condition for maximum healing. Cost: $31.95

Publishing, 1999

4255 West Touhy Avenue Lincolnwood, IL, USA 60646-1975

Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future
Andrea L. Solarz, ed.

This book is the report of the Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities from the Institute of Medicine, a federally funded research initiative. It offers an examination of the current wisdom on lesbian health and a thorough investigation of political pressures, community attitudes, and professional concerns. It also looks at ways in which knowledge regarding lesbians could be transferred to other minorities and to the larger population of women. Cost: $34.95 US

National Academy Press, 1999

2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Lock Box 285 Washington, DC 20055

(800) 624-6242 (202) 334-3313

Health Talk: How to communicate with your doctor
Mary F. Hawkins

Health Talk is about taking ownership of your health care, from understanding the Canadian healthcare system to communicating effectively with your doctor. It is packed with strategies you can use to be successful in an active role, whether you are communicating on behalf of yourself, a child or another adult. Cost: $17.95

CDG Books Inc., 2000

99 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5R 3K5

Condition féminine et vieillissement [Women and Aging]
Michèle Charpentier

Rejecting stereotypes, this book increases our awareness of the realities lived by older women, such as retirement, pension plans, health and family relationships. Drawing on a wealth of information and on women's accounts, author Michèle Charpentier examines the demographic, physiological and psychological aspects of aging for women. Cost: $18.95

Les Éditions du remue-ménage, 1998

110 Sainte-Thérèse Street, suite 501 Maison Parent-Roback Montreal (QC) H2Y 1E6

Tel: (514) 876-0097 (514) 876-7951

Body & Soul: The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being
Linda Villarosa, ed.
A National Black Women's Health Project Book

Seeking to end the damaging conspiracy of silence about the realities of Black women's lives, Body & Soul gives voice to the physical, emotional, and spiritual health experiences of Black women today. Thoroughly researched and up-to-date, the book draws on the expertise of Black female scientists, academics, health care practitioners, and writers to create a highly accessible, empowering self-help guide. Cost: $32.95 CAN

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1994

10 East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022
NBWHP 1237 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, SW Atlanta, GA 30310

(404) 758-9590 1-800-ASK-BWHP Fax: (404) 758-9661

Mutilations des Organes Génitaux Féminins: Manuel de travail

Organisation nationale des femmes immigrantes et des femmes appartenant à une minorité visible du Canada

219, avenue Argyle, Pièce 225 Ottawa, ON K2P 2H4

(613) 232-0689 (613) 232-0988

A Love That Kills

Co produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Documentary Productions Ltd., this powerful documentary examines how violence and abuse can manifest themselves in personal relationships. It tells the story of Monica, a nineteen-year-old woman who was murdered by her former boyfriend. Interviews with Monica's mother are combined with re-enactment to explore the ways in which abusive partners desperately attempt to control a relationship. A Love That Kills helps to identify the warning signs of partner abuse, especially in young people, and the damage it causes emotionally and physically.

National Film Board of Canada 1-800-267-7710.
Cost : $19.95
19 minutes, 32 seconds English

Lectures féministes de la mondialisation : contributions multidisciplinaires [Feminist Analyses of Globalization: multidisciplinary contributions]

This issue of Cahiers de l'Institut de recherches et d'Études féministes (IREF) brings together the diverse analyses presented by women researchers and feminist advocates who participated in May 1997 to a multidisciplinary conference entitled "The impact of globalization on women: Feminist analyses". A contribution to francophone feminist thought dealing with the economic, political, social and cultural impact of globalization on women's life conditions and with the strategies they have adopted. Cost: $15.00

IREF, 2000 Université du Québec à Montréal

P.O. Box 8888, Centre-ville Station Montreal (QC) H3C 3P8