African American women's health and social issues

edited by Catherine Fisher Collins ; foreword by Vivian W. Pinn
Written by a team of experts, including doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and chemists, this updated edition of this handbook focuses on the diseases that pose the greatest threat to African American women today. Topics include African American women and heart disease, sickle cell, breast cancer, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, as well as mental illness. Social issues that affect health are examined, including poverty, homelessness, stress, racism, sexism, and treatment disparities.


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