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The African-American woman’s guide to a healthy heart. Editor, Anne L. Taylor; Co-editor, Toni Branford; Contributors, Jennifer Campbell and others. Roscoe, Ill., Hilton Pub. Co., c2004. 144 p.
   "Association of Black Cardiologists Center for Women’s Health."
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RC682.A39 2004

Gaston, Marilyn H., and Gayle K. Porter. Prime time: the African American woman’s complete guide to midlife health and wellness. Edited by Sheryl Hilliard Tucker. New York, One World, 2001. 530 p.
   Bibliography: p. 514-519.
   RA778.4.A36G37 2001

Gavin, James R., and Sherrye Landrum. Dr. Gavin’s health guide for African Americans. Alexandria, Va., Small Steps Press, c2004. 278 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RA778.4.A36G38 2004

Gourdine, Michelle A. Reclaiming our health: a guide to African American wellness. New Haven, Yale University Press, c2011. 207 p.
   Bibliography: p. 195-200.
   RA778.4.A36G385 2011

Head, John. Standing in the shadows: understanding and overcoming depression in Black men. New York, Broadway Books, 2004. 209 p.
   RC537.H426 2004

Health & healing for African-Americans: straight talk and tips from more than 150 black doctors on our top health concerns. Edited by Sheree Crute. Emmaus, Pa., Rodale Press, c1997. 504 p.
   RA778.4.A36H43 1997

Health issues in the black community. Edited by Ronald L. Braithwaite, Sandra E. Taylor, and Henrie M. Treadwell. 3rd ed. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass; Washington, APHA Press, c2009. 620 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RA448.5.N4H395 2009

Heart of the matter: essential advice for a healthy heart from renowned surgeons and cardiologists. Hilton M. Hudson and others. Roscoe, IL, Hilton Pub., c2008. 195 p.
   Bibliography: p. 175-184.
   RC685.C6H785 2008

Hutcherson, Hilda, and Margaret Williams. Having your baby: a guide for African American women. New York, Ballantine Books, 1997. 414 p.
   Bibliography: p. 399-400.
   RG525.H88 1997

Kong, Stephanie H. A minute for your health: the ABC’s for improved health and longevity. Edited for the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. 2005 ed., rev. & updated. Chicago, Hilton Pub. Co., 2005. 232 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RA776.75.K66 2005

Managing cancer: the African Americanís guide to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. George Rawls and others. Rev. and updated. Roscoe, IL, Hilton Pub. Co., c2006. 362 p.
   Bibliography: p. 327-343.
   RC263.R36 2006

Martin, Marilyn, and Mark Moss. Saving our last nerve: the Black woman’s path to mental health. Roscoe, Ill., Hilton Pub., c2002. 214 p.
   "Select bibliography": p. 203-206.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RC451.5.N4M37 2002

Mitchell, Stacy Ann, and Teri D. Mitchell. Livin’ large: African American sisters confront obesity. Roscoe, Ill., Hilton Pub. Co., c2004. 196 p.
   RC628.M57 2004

Platt, Allan F., and Alan Sacerdote. Hope and destiny: the patient’s and parent’s guide to sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. Roscoe, Ill., Rev. 3rd ed. Indianapolis, IN, Hilton Pub. Co., c2011. 311p.
   Bibliography: p. 285-301.
   RC641.7.S5P56 2011

Praeger handbook of Black American health: policies and issues behind disparities in health. Edited by Ivor Lensworth Livingston. 2nd ed. Westport, Conn., Praeger, c2004. 2 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RA448.5.N4H364 2004

Reed, James, and Agiua Heath. Living with diabetes: a guide for patients and parents. Roscoe, Ill., Hilton Pub. Co., c2005. 221 p.
   RC660.4.R435 2004

Reed, James, Neil Shulman, and Charlene Shucker. The Black man’s guide to good health: essential advice for African American men and their families. New and rev. ed. Roscoe, Ill., Hilton Pub., c2001. 304 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RA777.8.R44 2001

Reed, James R., and Hilton M. Hudson, II. High blood pressure: the black man and woman’s guide to living with hypertension. Roscoe, Ill., Hilton, c2002. 148 p.
   RC685.H8R375 2002

Scott Brown, Carolyn, and Barbara S. Levy. The Black woman’s guide to menopause: doing menopause with heart and soul. Naperville, Ill., Sourcebooks, c2003. 252 p.
   Bibliography: p. 244-249.
   RG186.S414 2003

Smith, George Edmond. Taking care of our own: the Black American’s guide to family medicine. Roscoe, Ill., Hilton Pub. Co., 2004. 307 p.
   RA778.4.A36S55 2004

Compiled by Denise Dempsey
Updated September 2012
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