Por Que los Hombres Mueren Antes Estrategias para Vivir Mas con Mas Salud
It is a universal fact that men die before women. But the causes of this have long remained unexplored. In this trailblazing book, Dr. Marianne Legato--an expert in gender specific health--examines the reasons behind men's fragility and explains More...
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Publisher: Ediciones Urano S. A.
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
It is a universal fact that men die before women. But the causes of this have long remained unexplored. In this trailblazing book, Dr. Marianne Legato--an expert in gender specific health--examines the reasons behind men's fragility and explains what they need to do to live longer. A bestselling author and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, Dr. Legato shows how the forces of culture and biology conspire against male mortality. Drawing on the latest research and narrated through the lives of her patients, she delves into problems that both men and women care about-- from why the male fetus is at greater risk, to why boys have a hard time adjusting to school, to how elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol make men more prone to aggression and why they are more likely to die from cardiac arrest or cancer and even depression.
She is highly regarded by both the medical community and the general public, she is well known as one of the foremost authorities on gender differences. She is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons. In February 1998, She founded the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia, the groundbreaking alliance between the world of academic medicine and the corporate sector that has launched an ambitious and innovative educational campaign to define the differences between men and women in all areas of medicine and spread the new information to the professional and lay public alike. She is the winner of the coveted Research Career Development Award from the NIH, was cited as an "American Health Hero" by American Health for Women and has received numerous other awards including the American Medical Women's Association Woman of the Year in Science for 2002.