Community health culture
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Prone to HTN, Cerebrovascular disease, Diabetes, Aids ( account for half U.S. diagnosesies
Alcohol abuse/ obesit, unintentional injuries, Cirrhosis, fetal alcohol syndrome, Diabetes
Asians/ Pacific Islanders
Philosophy of health is holistic in nature and integrated with external environment, Yin and Yang (opposing but compelementary powers), acupuncture, herbology (using herbs to heal)
Live cancer, TB (leading cause of death)
Heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD
Hot and Cold Philosophy (Hot illnesses must be tx w/ cold food.
Curandero (curandera)- a holistic healer. main tx is relieving clients of their sins
Yerbero- Folk healer specializes in herbs
Unintentional injuries, AIDS, homicide, Diabetes and obesity.
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