Stroke: Vital Health Information for African Americans

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 233 pages
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Stroke hits African-Americans more often than any other community of people in the world killing thousands annually and leaving countless others incapacitated. To make matters worse, many African-Americans don't have access to quality medical care or even reliable information about stroke. Here is the first guide written by and for African-Americans that provides important information on why Blacks are at greater risk of stroke, how to assess one's odds of suffering a stroke, and what to do to avoid or survive it. Includes an extensive resource section.

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Contents

Foreword
9
Straight Talk About Stroke
15
Black Folks at Risk
35
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Linda Villarosa, a former editor at Essence magazine and the New York Times, runs the journalism program at the City College of New York. She is the author of several books, including the bestseller Body & Soul: The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-being and the novel Passing for Black.

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