The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers

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9781557048547: The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers

Written by Dr. Jane L. Delgado, the nation's leading expert on Hispanic health, The Latina Guide to Health features cutting-edge medical information and advice for all Hispanic women. With a deep understanding of what it means to be a Latina in the U.S. today, Dr. Delgado offers practical advice on the health issues women face, separates myths from facts, and answers questions about what to do. She thoroughly discusses concerns for Latinas, including higher rates of arthritis, cervical cancer, depression, and diabetes, and the greater likelihood of being overweight. She also points to the good news: Latinas have lower rates of heart disease, stroke, and breast cancer, and live longer.

The Latina Guide to Health provides advice on:

  • Understanding the medical system
  • Preparing for an annual wellness visit
  • Developing healthy eating habits and an exercise program
  • Keeping good health records
  • Caring for children and other loved ones
  • Nurturing your spirit through healthy relationships and faith

Authoritative and accessible, this invaluable guide includes an extensive quick-reference health section, five essential tools to help Latinas keep track of their health, and sidebars, charts, and website resources throughout.

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About the Author:

Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S., es presidenta y directora ejecutiva de la Alianza Nacional para la Salud de los Hispanos, la organizacion nacional mas numerosa de proveedores de servicios de salud y servicios humanos para los hispanos. Delgado asumio el cargo en la Alianza tras trabajar en la Oficina Directiva del Secretario del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services o DHHS). Antes de trabajar para el DHHS, ocupo una variedad de cargos, entre ellos coordinadora de talento infantil de Sesame Street de 1973 a 1975.

Delgado, un rostro conocido para millones de personas en todo el pais, fue incluida en la lista de los 100 Hispanos Mas Influyentes en el Hemisferio por People en Espanol y galardonada por WebMD entre los cinco heroes de salud en el 2008. La entrevistan a menudo en ABC News, CNN, Fox News, Telemundo, USA Today y AP, y es invitada frecuente en Despierta América de Univision, el programa matutino en espanol de mayor sintonia.

Delgado, quien ejerce como psicologa clinica, es autora de ¡Salud! Guia para la salud integral de la mujer latina (Rayo/HarperCollins, 2002). Vive en Washington, D.C., con su esposo Mark y su hija Elizabeth.

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"Jane Delgado is a funny, witty and wise guide for many Latinas trying to navigate an impossibly complex healthcare system"—Juan Enriquez, Managing Director of Excel Medical Ventures and author of As the Future Catches You

"Jane Delgado knows that culture and family are critical to the way our community sees medicine and receives treatment. Everything she does is informed by and imbued with Latino cultura."—Aliza Lifshitz, M.D., Internist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Editor-in-Chief, VidaySalud.com; Medical Commentator, Univision Networks

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