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Title Ethnic diseases sourcebook / edited by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon.

Publication Info. Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.1089 E84E    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 664 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Health reference series
Health reference series
Note "Basic consumer health information for ethnic and racial minority groups in the United States, including general health indicators and behaviors, ethnic diseases, genetic testing, the impaact of chronic diseases, women's health, mental health issues, and preventive health care services, along with a glossary and a listing of additional resources."--T.p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents PART I: GENERAL HEALTH OF ETHNIC AND RACIAL GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES: Health indicators and behaviors by race and ethnicity -- Immunization rates of youth and persons over 65 -- Infant mortality rates -- Alcohol and minorities -- Tobacco use in U.S. ethnic and racial minority groups -- Drug use in racial and ethnic minorities -- The challenges of aging -- PART II: DISEASES OF ETHNICITY: Allied diseases profiled -- Canavan disease -- Dystonia -- Familial Mediterranean fever -- Gaucher disease -- Lupus -- Niemann-Pick disease -- Sandhoff disease -- Sickle Cell Anemia --Tay-Sachs disease -- Thalassemia -- PART III: GENETIC TESTING: What is genetic counseling? -- Safe and effective genetic testing -- Genetic information and the workplace -- Health insurance in the age of genetics -- PART IV: THE IMPACT OF CHRONIC DISEASES: Asthma -- Cardiovascular disease -- Cancer patterns of ethnic and racial groups -- Diabetes -- Hepatitis B and C -- The minority Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) crisis -- PART V: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Overview of cultural diversity and mental health services -- Help-seeking behavior of minorities -- Cultural considerations in treating Asians -- PART VI: ETHNIC WOMEN'S HEALTH: Asian American women -- African American women -- Hispanic American women -- Native American women -- Drug use during pregnancy -- Life expectancy and leading causes of death among women by ethnic and racial group -- Health status of older minority women -- PART VII: IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF ETHNIC AND RACIAL GROUPS: Health insurance and access to health care -- Cultural competence in health care -- Eating healthy with ethnic food -- PART VIII: ADDITIONAL HELP AND INFORMATION: Glossary of important terms -- Minority health resources -- Sources of health education materials -- Genetic testing laboratories in the United States.
Subject Minorities -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Minorities -- Diseases -- United States.
Genetic disorders -- United States.
Ethnic groups -- Diseases -- United States.
Genetic Diseases, Inborn -- United States -- Resource Guides.
Ethnic Groups -- United States -- Resource Guides.
Genetics, Medical -- United States -- Resource Guides.
Hygiene -- United States -- Resource Guides.
Added Author Shannon, Joyce Brennfleck.
ISBN 0780803361 library binding alkaline paper
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