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Good Health For African-American Kids

Dixon, Barbara M.

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ISBN 10: 0517882698 / ISBN 13: 9780517882696
Published by Three Rivers Press
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0517882698 Good - Light wear - Former library copy (Library stamps and stickers throughout) - Bumping to corners - Cover shows wear - Wear on pages - Great reading copy! (shelf 131, row 1) T. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1074213

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Title: Good Health For African-American Kids

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Good

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Including the most up-to-date information on growth and development, allergies, and food and environmental sensitivities, this is the first book to address the unique health concerns of African American children and offer guidelines for raising healthy kids. It's a complete home reference and health guide for the African American parent.

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Noting the health gap between black and white Americans, Dixon, a nutritionist who practices with her physician husband in Baton Rouge, La., offers African American parents sound, jargon-free advice on raising healthy children. Aided by health writer Wilson, she begins with instructions for charting a family health tree to identify such genetic risk factors for heart disease as diabetes and hypertension. Advice on prenatal care is followed by that for infant, child and adolescent care. Focusing on disease prevention, Dixon includes ample advice on nutrition-including a few recipes. Acknowledging that African Americans are often distrustful of the medical establishment, she includes some trustworthy home remedies, such as drinking plenty of water to help avoid pregnancy-related constipation, and offers counsel on finding supportive health care providers. Urging parents not to overlook such preventive measures as well-baby checkups, immunizations and dental visits, Dixon also discusses AIDS, sex, street drugs, sickle-cell disease, lead exposure and the stress of racism. An extensive directory of resources adds to the book's usefulness.
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