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"The prevalence of diabetes among African Americans is about 70 percent higher than among whites. About one in every 375 African American newborns has a form of sickle cell disease; the rate is about one in every 58,000 for whites. Being armed with these facts is not enough, so this collection of clearly-written articles gives general readers basic information about a range of indications, treatments, preventative measures and concerns. Topics and conditions covered include the general health and social status of African American women, heart disease, breast cancer, sickle cell disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and depression. Articles also address the consequences of poverty and homelessness, the ramifications of informed consent, the emotional process of seeking health, and a literary perspective on the roots of coping."
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"This book includes some compelling, well-researched chapters that reflect the medical and social challenges facing some African American women."
"This excellent resource addresses the unique issues faced by black women and provides encouragement and valuable information about how to get help."