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By Catherine Fisher Collins

Written through a workforce of specialists that incorporates medical professionals, nurses, social staff, psychologists, and chemists, this instruction manual specializes in the illnesses that pose the best risk to African American girls this present day. subject matters contain African American ladies and middle disorder, sickle mobile, breast melanoma, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, in addition to psychological sickness. Social concerns that impact well-being also are tested, together with poverty, homelessness, rigidity, racism, sexism, and therapy disparities. thirds of the chapters are all-new with clean issues and data, and the rest chapters were thoroughly up-to-date.

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The effect of the Tuskegee Study of creating a distrustful relationship between the African American community and the scientific community has created a paradox for African Americans. That is, African Americans are disproportionately represented in mortality and morbidity statistics for medical problems such as cancer; they are, however, underrepresented in treatment and prevention trials. Therefore, data are less generalizable to African Americans, making the effectiveness of new interventions in this population unknown.

Usually the latter is a more serious problem and requires surgical consideration if the patient is passing out, experiencing chest pain, or getting short of breath. Aortic insufficiency is usually due to high blood pressure and can be managed medically unless the patient is developing symptoms of severe shortness of breath or leg swelling or has a complicating issue like aortic dissection/aneurysm (tear or bulging of the great blood vessel that carries blood throughout the body) or infection of the valve.

The aortic valve may leak (usually called aortic insufficiency) or close off (aortic stenosis). Usually the latter is a more serious problem and requires surgical consideration if the patient is passing out, experiencing chest pain, or getting short of breath. Aortic insufficiency is usually due to high blood pressure and can be managed medically unless the patient is developing symptoms of severe shortness of breath or leg swelling or has a complicating issue like aortic dissection/aneurysm (tear or bulging of the great blood vessel that carries blood throughout the body) or infection of the valve.

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