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Local Health Practices of African Americans Name Institutional Affiliation Local Health Practices of African Americans Introduction/Abstract There have been diverse health practices among peoples from varied cultural orientations. For African Americans, several studies have revealed that their overall health condition seems to lag those that are manifested by people from other cultures due to factors innate to their ethnic and racial background (Purnell & Paulanka, 2008).
In addition, since time and opportunity permitted, one was able to share a traditional meal with them which would also be duly reported. As required, the following aspects were also monitored: language, family organization, reasons for being in their present locality, and traditional health remedies. Interview with African American Family Within the local neighborhood, one had the opportunity to interview a traditional African American family, particularly the grandmother who was more than willing to answer some questions about local health practices. From what has been relayed, the grandmother asserted that most of her grandchildren have exhibited tendencies of being prone to catching influenza and upper respiratory infection. Likewise, she also relayed the other common illnesses manifested among other family members (including the parents of the children) are cardiovascular or heart problem, hypertension, and diabetes. When asked what health problems she, herself, suffers, she answered that she is currently suffering from diabetes and hypertension. ...
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