This comprehensive medical guide addresses the special health concerns of African Americans, from managing diabetes to understanding lupus to treating sickle cell disease. Each entry unfolds with a true-to-life personal health story–the challenges people faced and how they overcame them — from everyday people and celebrities such as Levar Burton and theatrical producer and former dancer Harold Perkins. Their inspiring stories are followed by a clear description of the condition or disease, practical home remedies, medical treatments, and prevention strategies from black doctors and health experts. A foreword by renowned U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, a thorough index, and detailed A-to-Z encyclopedic advice make this a must have health resource for every African American.