Health and Healing for African-Americans

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9780553576993: Health and Healing for African-Americans

Medical advice you can trust--from doctors who understand

Did you know that African-Americans suffer from a higher rate of serious illness and disease than almost any other group of Americans? In response to this startling statistic, the editors at Heart & Soul magazine have created an effective and easy-to-use health resource that addresses the specific medical needs and concerns of African-Americans.

Doctors agree that the most effective weapon for fighting disease is knowing how to prevent it.

With important information from 150 leading African-American doctors, Health & Healing alphabetically profiles the ailments that cause the most pain and suffering, and explains how you can get the treatment you need by learning how to spot symptoms early.

Includes up-to-the-minute information on:

Ashy Skin
Asthma
Atherosclerosis
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Diabetes
Domestic Violence
Drug Abuse
Eczema
Endometriosis
Fatigue
Glaucoma
Hepatitis
High Blood Pressure
Hiv/Aids
Keloids
Kidney Ailments
Lupus
Ovarian Cancer
Prostate Problems
Razor Bumps
Sickle Cell Disease
Tuberculosis
Varicose Veins
Vitiligo
Weight Problems
And Much More!

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In a sister-to-sister, brother-to-brother approach to good health for African Americans, this folksy guide addresses everything from acne to breast cancer, heart disease to HIV/AIDS, prostate problems to sickle cell anemia, vitiligo (loss of brown pigment resulting in white skin patches) to weight problems. Written by and for African Americans, Health and Healing for African-Americans features more than 100 chapters, each of which begins with an anecdote about someone who's grappled with a particular health issue, and concludes with advice from African American health professionals about prevention and treatment.

In heart-to-heart words from former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, whose brother died from a gunshot wound and whose sister was killed in a car crash, and with advice from more than 150 experts from Harvard Medical School, Howard University, Meharry Medical College, National Cancer Institute, and elsewhere, the book sends the message about taking control of your health loud and clear. "We can't be wealthy unless we're healthy, and we can't be healthy unless we're wise," Elders writes in the foreword. "And to get that wisdom," she says, "the information in these pages is the next best thing to having a doctor at your disposal 24 hours a day."

From the Publisher:

Home remedies, time-tested strategies, and prevention tips to keep your family healthy and happy

"This easy-to-read guide will occupy a place on my family's bookshelf, as it should for every African-American family."
--Faye Wattleton, health care advocate and president of the Center for Gender Equality in New York City

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