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Health issues in the Black community
Health issues in the Black community
Braithwaite, Ronald L., 1945-
Second edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2001]

Physical Description:
xxxvi, 609 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Health status across the life span. African American health: an overview -- The health status of children and adolescents -- The health status of black women -- The health status of black men -- Health and the elderly. Social, mental, and environmental challenges. The epidemiology of mental disorder: 1985-2000 -- The role of black faith communities in fostering health -- The epidemic of homicide and violence -- The dilemma of organ and tissue transplantation. Chronic diseases. Hypertension and other risk factors for stroke -- Cancer -- Diabetes -- Sickle cell anemia -- Tuberculosis --Pediatric asthma in African American children. Lifestyle behaviors. HIV/AIDS -- Tobacco: from slavery to addiction -- Substance abuse -- Alcohol use and misuse -- Nutrition -- Physical activity. Ethical, political, and ecological issues. The quest for environmental justice -- Research and ethics: a legacy of distrust -- Health policy challenges -- Cultural sensitivity in public health -- Closing the gap: eliminating health disparities.
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