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African-Americans and Alzheimer's Disease Today more than 5 million people have Alzheimer's. And African-Americans may be at especially high risk for the disease. Learn more about Alzheimer's, how you can reduce your risk and how to get stres... Details >Alzheimer's AssociationAn Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for African American WomenThis publication provides information and encouragement to African American women on breastfeeding. It explains the benefits for baby, mom and society, and also provides frequently asked questions and... Details >National Women's Health Information Center, Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesAs An African American Man, You Have the Power to Stop Domestic Violence The brochure suggests ways men can take action against domestic violence by communicating to other men that domestic violence is never acceptable. It offers practical steps African American men can ta... Details >Family Violence Prevention FundDepression and African Americans A common myth about depression is that it is “normal” for certain people to feel depressed—older people, teenagers, new mothers, menopausal women, or those with a chronic illness. The truth is that de... Details >Mental Health AmericaFamily Reunion Health GuideMany of us know family members who have diabetes or high blood pressure, which often run in African-American families. These conditions are the leading causes of kidney failure. That's why it is so im... Details >National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of HealthMore than 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes (for African Americans)African Americans are at high risk for type 2 diabetes and being overweight increases that risk. But there is good news: losing a small amount of weight by being physically active for 30 minutes, 5 da... Details >National Diabetes Education ProgramStress Relief for the African-American Caregiver Taking good care of your family also means taking care of yourself and getting some help. This publication discusses stress relief for the African-American caregiver. A stress checklist is provided al... Details >Alzheimer's AssociationWhat is Bipolar Disorder? A Guide to Hope and Recovery for African Americans Bipolar disorder (also called manic depression) is a serious medical condition that causes extremes in a person’s mood and behavior. Though it affects people of every race, many African Americans with... Details >Mental Health America
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