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African American women's life issues today : vital health and social matters

Author: Catherine Fisher Collins
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2013] ©2013
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"After decades of research devoted to women's health, a federal agency focused on women's health, and millions of dollars allocated to address women's health disparities, African American women are still the sickest American citizens. This book examines why. Written by an all-female, all-African American team of health experts that include nurse practitioners, registered nurses, educators, and psychologists, this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Fisher Collins
ISBN: 9781440802973 1440802971
OCLC Number: 816512968
Description: xxxvi, 168 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Sick, tired, and healing / Julianne Malveaux --
Introduction on the health and social status of African American women / Catherine Fisher Collins --
Section I. Physical health. 1. Health disparities and cardiovascular disease in African American women / Mattie L. Rhodes --
2. African American women: living with sickle cell disease / Jamesetta A. Newland --
3. Promoting cervical cancer prevention among African American women / Denise M. Linton --
4. African American women and breast cancer issues / Patricia K. Bradley --
5. The skinny on fat and exercise: truth about obesity among Black women / Portia Johnson and Yvonne Wesley --
Section II. Mental health. 6. Super sisters: daring to say it, depression / Shuana K. Tucker and Lisa M. Loury-Lomas --
7. Dementia in African American women / Funmi A. Aiyegbo-Ohadike --
Section III. Environmental factors. 8. African American women, intimate partner violence, and community violence: health intersection and aftereffects / Lorraine E. Peeler --
9. Health-care pathways and issues for African American women in prison / Catherine Fisher Collins.
Responsibility: Catherine Fisher Collins, editor ; foreword by Julianne Malveaux.

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