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African American Women's Health and Social Issues: Second by Catherine Fisher Collins

By Catherine Fisher Collins

Written by way of a staff of specialists that incorporates medical professionals, nurses, social employees, psychologists, and chemists, this instruction manual specializes in the ailments that pose the best chance to African American girls at the present time. themes comprise African American ladies and middle affliction, sickle cellphone, breast melanoma, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, in addition to psychological disorder. Social concerns that impact overall healthiness also are tested, together with poverty, homelessness, pressure, racism, sexism, and remedy disparities. thirds of the chapters are all-new with clean issues and knowledge, and the remainder chapters were thoroughly up to date.

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New England Journal of Medicine 353(7):683–91. Jha, Ashish, Elliott Fisher, Zhonghe Li, et al. 2003. Differences in Medical Care and Disease Outcomes among Black and White Women with Heart Disease. Circulation p. 108. , et al. 2001. Utilization of Intravenous Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator for Ischemic Stroke at Academic Medical Centers. Stroke 110(32):1061–68. Keil, et al. 1993. Mortality Rates and Risk Factors for Coronary Disease in Black as Compared with White Men and Women. New England Journal of Medicine 329:73–78.

Discussed later). The association between elevated homocysteine and cardiovascular events such as heart attack was first described in Caucasian men but is found in African American women also. , 2001). 2 million heart attack patients a year, and 60 percent of these patients are women (American Heart Association, 2005). Heart attacks are caused by arteries with some degree of plaque buildup or atherosclerosis becoming completely blocked by a blood clot or pieces of the plaque being released and clogging the blood vessel downstream.

Atherosclerosis—An Inflammatory Disease. New England Journal of Medicine 340:115–26. Roussow, et al. 2002. Risks and Benefits of Estrogen plus Progestin in Healthy Postmenopausal Women: Women’s Health Initiative. Journal of the American Medical Association 288:321–33. Saunders, Elijah. 1991. Cardiovascular Diseases in Blacks. Cardiology Clinics of North America 21(3):14. , et al. 2001. Racial Differences in Cardiac Revascularization Rates. Annals of Internal Medicine 135:328–37. , et al. 2001. Decreased Rate of Coronary Restenosis after Lowering of Plasma Homocysteine Levels.

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