Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mommy My Head Hurts or Gender Race Class and Health

Mommy My Head Hurts

Author: Sarah Cheyett

From a sympathetic and caring pediatric neurologist—the first and only book written by a practicing physician for the parents of children with headaches to help them deal with their child's pain, and improve the quality of life for their entire family.

• 12 million children in America suffer from headaches.

• 20% of all children suffer from recurrent headaches (half are migraine).

• 50% of the 23 million adults with migraines had first attack in childhood.

• One million school days lost to migraines each year.

Clearly, many parents can benefit from a guide to help them understand their child's headache: what might be causing it, how to treat it, and how to keep it from controlling their child's life as well as their own. As no such book by a doctor was available, Dr. Cheyette was urged by her patients to provide something for their home reference, which led to her writing this easy-to-understand guide, which is laced throughout with summary boxes, anecdotes and diagrams. In its seven chapters, Dr. Cheyette offers practical advice on all kinds of headaches and how to treat them, with and without medication, traditional and homeopathic and non-traditional; how to deal with doctors and what questions to ask them, and she discusses how a child develops the concept of pain and how they express it. Dr. Cheyette's book is a must for all families and caregivers.

Author Biography: Sarah Cheyette, M.D., completed her training in pediatric neurology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. She is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington, has a private practice and lives in Seattle with her husband, a psychiatrist and research scientist, and two children.

Read also Reverse Diet or The Journey toward Complete Recovery

Gender, Race, Class and Health: Intersectional Approaches

Author: Amy J Schulz

Gender, Race, Class, and Health examines relationships between economic structures, race, culture, and gender, and their combined influence on health. The authors systematically apply social and behavioral science to inspect how these dimensions intersect to influence health and health care in the United States. This examination brings into sharp focus the potential for influencing policy to improve health through a more complete understanding of the structural nature of race, gender, and class disparities in health. As useful as it is readable, this book is ideal for students and professionals in public health, sociology, anthropology, and women’s studies.

Table of Contents:
1Intersectionality and health : an introduction3
2Reconstructing the landscape of health disparities research : promoting dialogue and collaboration between feminist intersectional and biomedical paradigms21
3Moods and representations of social inequality60
4Constructing whiteness in health disparities research89
5The intersection of race, gender, and SES : health paradoxes131
6Identity development, discrimination, and psychological well-being among African American and Caribbean black adolescents163
7Disparities in Latina health : an intersectional analysis192
8Immigrant workers : do they fear workplace injuries more than they fear their employers?228
9Health disparities : what do we know? what do we need to know? what should we do?261
10From conspiracy theories to clinical trials : questioning the role of race and culture versus racism and poverty in medical decision making289
11Whose health? whose justice? : examining quality of care and forms of advocacy for women diagnosed with breast cancer313
12Resistance and resilience : the Sojourner syndrome and the social context of reproduction in Central Harlem345
13Intersections of race, class, and gender in public health interventions371
14Movement-grounded theory : intersectional analysis of health inequities in the United States394

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