Black Health Matters: The Vital Facts You Must Know To Protect Your Health and Those of Your Loved Ones

Square One. Aug. 2021. 192p. ISBN 9780757005077. pap. $16.85. REF
Physician Walker approaches Black health care from a wellness and prevention perspective, with notes on treatment for some conditions. Chapters cover high blood pressure, cancer, sickle cell disease, aging, environmental factors, and more. Walker emphasizes the importance of healthful eating, daily exercise, and adequate sleep and suggests dietary supplements in some situations. A glossary, list of references, and guide to resources (websites; Stroke Riskometer; Lead Poisoning Home Checklist) add utility.
VERDICT The fundamental health information is well supported, clearly presented, and helpful. Walker’s inclusion of historical context for Black health issues is key.
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