Salud: A Latina's Guide to Total Health

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9780060006211: Salud: A Latina's Guide to Total Health

Featuring NEW resource lists of relevant books and NEW hotlines and organizations that help keep Latinas informed and healthy, this revised edition of Salud, compiled by a leading women's health care advocate and with authoritative guidance from the National Hispanic Women's Health Initiative, addresses with great sensitivity the special concerns of Latinas -- physiological, cultural, and spiritual. This essential resource discusses:

  • How to become a smarter health care consumer
  • How religious and spiritual traditions affect the way Latinas view their health
  • Prevention and treatment of the diseases that most commonly affect Latinas, such as diabetes, cervical cancer, and depression
  • Sexuality and reproductive health, from a Latina perspective
  • The essential roles of diet and lifestyle in preventing health problems
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    About the Author:

    Jane L. Delgado. Phd., Además de ser defensora del cuidado de la salud y psicóloga clíinica, es la presidenta y directora ejecutiva de la Coalicín Nacional de Organizaciones de Hispanas de la Salud y Servicios Humanos (COSSMHO). Ella vive en Washington, D.C.

    Jane Delgado, Ph.D., is a health care advocate, clinical psychologist, and the president and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. She lives in Washington, D.C.

    From Library Journal:

    Latinas often feel left out of the healthcare system. They are more likely to have diabetes, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, and depression than non-Latinas and less likely to have health insurance. Delgado, a clinical psychologist who is the head of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the National Hispanic Women's Health Initiative, has revised her 1997 work, -Salud!: A Latina's Guide to Total Health-Body, Mind, and Spirit. Unlike most women's health books, including the politically empowering Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century (Touchstone, 1998), this one is written by Hispanic women, for Hispanic women. It provides the latest scientific and medical information about sexuality, pregnancy, contraception, menopause, and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as advice about nutrition, fitness, and mental health. It also covers alcoholism, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and liver disease. Each chapter has a list of current resources, including organizations, books, pamphlets, and web sites. Personal histories are interspersed with the information, giving the book a more intimate tone. The author honors Hispanic culture throughout by stressing the importance of spirituality, alternative therapies, and family relationships in daily life. Easy to understand and full of useful information, -Salud! is highly recommended for all collections. Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L.
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