DID YOU KNOW...
...women are 50% more likely to be misdiagnosed following a heart attack?
...more than twice as many women die from coronary heart disease than from breast cancer in the UK?
...two-thirds of clinical research into heart disease focuses on men?
Coronary heart disease remains the single biggest killer of women worldwide, yet it is still not seen as a woman's problem. Every day the female heart patient is measured by male standards, which leads to confusion, unclear diagnosis and often the wrong treatment.
In fact, women are incomparable to men down to each body cell, which has consequences for both health and disease. When it comes to medical science, cardiology is the most prominent example in which gender matters.
In A Woman's Heart, Professor Maas explores how the female heart works and provides practical advice for women, including:
- The biology of the female heart - how it works and ages differently to a male's
- The effects of female-specific issues, such as menopause
- Heart attacks in women
- Lifestyle tips to prevent heart disease
This vital book is the result of decades of international research. It exposes the gender bias in cardiology and paves the way for better heart health for women everywhere.
M H Clark
Discover the stories of remarkable lighthouse women through the ages, and the myths and legends that surround them. Women have a long history of keeping the lights burning, from tending ancient altar flames or bonfires to modern-day lighthouse keeping. Yet most of their stories are little-known. Guiding Lights includes true stories from around the world, chronicling the lives of the extraordinary women who mind the world’s storm-battered towers. From Hannah and Grant Sutton, the two caretakers living alone on Tasmania’s wild Maatsuyker Island, to Karen Zacharuk, the keeper in charge of Cape Beale on Canada’s Vancouver Island, where bears, cougars and wolves roam, the lives of lighthouse women are not for the faint of heart.
Stunning photographs from throughout history accompany accounts of the dramatic torching of Edna McKegg’s Puysegur Point, one of NZ’s most inhospitable lighthouses; ‘haunted’ lighthouses in across the US and their tragic tales; lighthouse accidents and emergencies around the world; and two of the world’s most legendary lighthouse women: Ida Lewis (US) and Grace Darling (UK), who risked their lives to save others. The book also explores our dual perception of lighthouses: are they comforting and romantic beacons symbolising hope and trust, or storm-lashed and forbidding towers with echoes of lonely, mad keepers? Whatever our perception, stories of women’s courage and dedication in minding the lights — then and now — continue to capture our imagination and inspire.
M H Clark
There are friends who simply make life better. They fill your life with laughter and turn ordinary days into lasting memories. I've Been Meaning to Tell You honours those treasured friendships you cant imagine life without.
Narrated by a delightful lightning bug and bumblebee pair, this gift book tells the joyful story of friendship through playful illustrations and heartfelt sentiments.
Sabine Hark & Paula-Irene Villa ,