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African American women's life issues today [electronic resource] : vital health and social matters / Catherine Fisher Collins, editor ; foreword by Julianne Malveaux
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2013]
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Subject(s) African American women -- Health and hygiene
African American women -- Diseases
African American women -- Social conditions
Physical Description xxxvi, 168 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Alternate Author Collins, Catherine Fisher

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