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By Catherine Fisher Collins

Written through a workforce of specialists that comes with medical professionals, nurses, social staff, psychologists, and chemists, this instruction manual makes a speciality of the ailments that pose the best probability to African American girls this day. themes comprise African American girls and center sickness, sickle phone, breast melanoma, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, in addition to psychological sickness. Social concerns that have an effect on well-being also are tested, together with poverty, homelessness, tension, racism, sexism, and therapy disparities. thirds of the chapters are all-new with clean themes and knowledge, and the remainder chapters were thoroughly up-to-date.

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Green (1995) suggests that this racism is perceived on affective (feelings), behavioral (actions), and cognitive (thoughts) levels. The challenge for researchers, clinicians, and educators is to understand the historically based realities and the impact of events for the individual that underlie African Americans’ sentiments of distrust of the health care system, providers, and research. Racism is an exemplar of the historical and cultural experiences of African American women that may negatively influence participation in cancer-related activities and may also result in African Americans delaying seeking health care.

2003; Joslyn & West, 2000; Long, 1993). Any of these factors can lead to an advanced stage of the disease at diagnosis. Advanced stage is indicated by increased tumor size, tumor stage at diagnosis, and an increased number of positive axillary lymph nodes (Moormeier, 1996; Rose & RoyakSchaler, 2001). , 1998; Phillips & Smith, 2001). SEEKING TREATMENT FOR BREAST CANCER Delay in seeking treatment for breast cancer symptoms is mostly viewed as being patient initiated. , 1996; Powe & Finnie, 2003).

That is, people who have diabetes should have their cholesterol profiles managed as aggressively as those who already have coronary heart disease (National Cholesterol Education Program, 2001). Abnormal cholesterol profile does not just mean having a high total cholesterol, as it once did. It means having an elevated level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or a low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Remember LDL is ‘‘lousy’’ or bad cholesterol and HDL is good cholesterol. Although African Americans do not have as many cholesterol abnormalities as Caucasians, Dr.

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