Salud!: A Latina's Guide to Total Health--Body, Mind, and Spirit

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For reasons ranging from the cultural to the physiological, Latinas have unique concerns when it comes to their health: they metabolize drugs differently, are more likely to develop cervical cancer, have a higher rate of diabetes, and are more likely to die from liver disease than other ethnic groups. Yet despite the fact that Hispanics are the fastest-growing population in America, very few resources address their special health needs. Salud! is the first comprehensive reader-friendly health guide specifically designed with the Hispanic woman in mind. The first part of the book examines the problems Latinas often face in the new health care system, arming them with the real-life strategies they need to overcome them. Part two looks at female health problems from a Hispanic perspective, offering expert advice and the most up-to-date findings. Part three covers the diseases and disorders to which Latinas are especially vulnerable, and part four focuses on helping them maintain their health and achieve overall wellness. Sensitively written by a Latina health care professional and featuring a combination of state-of-the-art medicine, advice, and anecdotes from Latinas, Salud! emphasizes a practical approach to staying healthy that is geared to Hispanic tastes and values. It is the guide the Latina community has been waiting for.

Jane L. Delgado (Author)