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African American Womanís Health Book: A Guide to the Prevention & Cure of Illness
African American Woman’s Health Book: A Guide to the Prevention & Cure of Illness
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 2001
Pages: 299
Binding Paperback
ISBN 1569802017

Product Code: 756785758

Valiere Alcena (au). All too often the medical profession overlooks the fact that African American (AA) women have special needs when it comes to their health. Alcena tackles many health issues pertaining particularly to AA women. Addresses the factors that predispose AA women to hypertension, & provides tips for prevention & treatment. Includes an extensive chapter on anemia, focusing on sickle cell anemia. Other sections offer information on stroke, cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, gynecological & obstetrical diseases, AIDS, depression, alcoholism, & drug addiction. Also discusses the social factors that affect the health of AA women. Throughout the text, he advocates the reform of the American health care system to better serve all U.S. citizens. Illus.

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