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Due to the need to stay abreast of current trends in health care,

this page will be under construction at all times.

 

CHMS of Pa is dedicated to disseminating culture specific information.

 When that is not possible, a resource will be provided 

that will give accurate and or timely information.

 

As with all information, read with discernment and when

 possible do your own research.

 

We strive to adhere to scholarly restrictions with shared information.

Data that is over ten (10) years old is considered to be out of date.

 

With the exception of classic works, we will endeavor to bring

you the latest information. If you find any link that is

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We appreciate your patience and understanding.

 


 

 

 

 

Current Consumer Health Information! 

 

'Secret' Bisexuality Among Black Men Contributes to Rising Number of AIDS Cases

Research shows different races, ethic groups receiving different levels of preventive care

Information about AIDS 

That You Need To Know

 

High Blood Pressure Linked To Discrimination

 

 

Race And Gender; An Unhealthy Combo

5 Things You Must Nag Your Husband About

Death By Discrimination

Sickle Cell Anemia Facts

What is a Stroke?

Asthma 

Psychiatry, Genetics, & Racism; The Federal Violence Initiative


 

Alternative Healthcare   

Health Care Issues for Women

Behavioral Health

Hospice Care

Choosing the Right Doctor Managed Care  
Diet/Exercise Medicare  
Elder Care Prenatal Care
Health Care Issues for Children Prescription Benefits

Health Care Issues for Men  

Sexual Education  

 

 

In order for complete Healing to occur, it must be done holistically. Treat the root of the problem, not just the symptoms.

 

African Centered Spirituality

and 

Healing Methods

 

Healing for Our Collective Head

 

 CHMSofPA proudly supports the edification of the Diasporan and Continental  Afrikan Collective.

 

 

Health Care Issues for Men  

Health Care Issues for Women

African American men are the foundation upon which our communities stand. While we certainly understand the reluctance of African American men to visit the doctor, from a historical perspective, we do encourage all African American men to seek a health professional who you trust and who you are comfortable with. Here is what to expect when you go for your visit.

 

If you need assistance finding a clinic in your area, Contact Us!

 

African American Men's Health

BHMC INC.

The Men's Health Network

Improving Black Men's Health

Black Men Face Special Concerns With Cancer

Black Male Suicide Rate Increases

Balantis

Curvature of the Penis

Erectile Dysfunction or Impotence

More on Erectile Dysfunction

   Alcohol

   Diabetes

   Drugs

   High Blood Pressure

   Medication

Hair Loss

Infertility-Facts and Myths About Infertility in the African American Community

Jock Itch

Male Reproductive Health Risks

Peyronies Disease

Phimosis and Paraphimosis

Premature Ejaculation

Priapism

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

The Effects of Workplace Hazards on
Male Reproductive Health

Male Reproductive System

Vasectomy

Viagra, The Dangers of Using

Viagra, The Hard Facts

As we go about our daily lives, taking care of home, family, job, let us not forget ourselves. We encourage all African American women to get your yearly check ups and remember to make time for self in your daily routine.

 

Breast Examinations

Breast Cancer

Breast Reduction

Cervical Cancer  

 

If you need assistance finding a clinic in your area, Contact Us!

GET YOUR PAP SMEAR ASAP!

 

Cervical Dysplasia

Endometriosis

Facts and Myths About Infertility in the African American Community

Female Pattern Hair Loss

Health Checks For African American Women

HIV/AIDS 

Hysterectomy  More On Hysterectomy

Mammograms  

 

If you need assistance finding a clinic in your area, Contac Us.  GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM ASAP!

 

Menopause

Menstruation

Morning Sickness

Osteoporosis

Our Oppression

Our Sexuality, More on Our Sexuality

Pap Smear Tests

Prenatal Care

Uterine Fibroids, More on Uterine Fibroids

Vaginal Discharge

Women's Health Disparities 

Fibroid Network Links to other Fibroid Sites

Behavioral Health

Hospice Care

African American Therapeutic Links on Psychology and Various Counseling Methods

 

Culturally Sensitive Therapy With Black Clients

 

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

 

Counseling and African American Males

 

Counseling African American Men

 

Counseling African American Women

 

Counseling African American Gifted Students

 

Self Esteem Building Techniques

 

Disparities in Mental Health Care for African Americans

 

Mental Health - Culture, Race, Ethnicity

 

Eurocentric Therapeutic Models That May Not Always Answer The Psychological Needs of 

Afrikan People.

 

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Adlerian Therapy

Existential Therapy

Person Centered Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Reality Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

 

Palliative care is the active, total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatments.

The philosophy of Palliative care is that every person deserves to live out his or her life with dignity and respect.

What is Hospice Care?

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Hospice and Home Care

Hospice Care Network

Hospice Ethics and Issues

Race and End of Life Issues

The History of African American Death; Superstitions, Traditions, and Procedures

Choosing the Right Doctor  

Managed Care  

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when choosing a new doctor. 

 

1. Do you feel that your physician knows you?

 

2. Do you feel that your physician listens to you?

 

3. Does your physician speak to you in a way that you can understand?

 

4. Do you feel that your physician respects you?

 

5. Do you normally feel better when you leave your doctors office?

 

6. Does your doctor resist when you ask to review his/her credentials?

 

7. Is your Physicians office clean?

 

8. Does your doctor have a perspective on treating your needs from a cultural perspective?

If any of these questions yield a negative response, its time for a new physician.

What is Managed Care?

A managed care organization is a health care plan designed to provide medical services through doctors called Primary Care Physicians (PCP's), hospital and specialty providers. Examples of managed care organizations or plans are Health Maintenance Organizations, (HMO's) Community Health Centers and Preferred Provider Organizations, (PPO's). (Resource: Liberty Resources, Managed Care).

What is Medicaid?

A joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with low incomes and limited resources. Medicaid programs vary from state to state, but most health care costs are covered if you qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. (Resource; HCFA).

While most underserved populations are beneficiaries of Medicaid services, that does not mean that the quality service received should less than those paying out of pocket for their medical care. If you have experienced discrimination from a hospital or physicians office, please contact your Managed Care Organization and request to speak to the Patient or Member Advocate. - CHMSofPA.

Alternative Healthcare 

Medicare  

Acupressure

Acupuncture

Aroma Therapy

Chiropractic

Herbalism

Homeopathy

Meditation

Reflexology

Reiki

Touch Therapy

 

more to come.....

 

What is Medicare?

The federal health insurance program for: people 65 years of age or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure with dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). (Resource; HCFA).

Elder Care

Prenatal Care  
Links & Information Forth Coming... Links & Information Forth Coming...
Health Care Issues for Children   Prescription Benefits
School Report Parents to Social Services when Parents Want to Avoid Use of Ritalin

Articles on Ritalin Adderall, Other Stimulants. ADHD, and Diagnosing Children.

Breggin Calls For Moratorium on psychiatric drugs for young children.

For more information on psychiatric drug facts, please visit www.breggin.com

more to come.....

 

Links & Information Forth Coming...
 Diet/Exercise   Sexual Education  

NOTMILK.COM

Please Visit This Site. There are some things about milk that you may need to know.

 

Milk Will Kill You.

more to come.....

 

Kegal Exercises

The Kama Sutra

TANTRA - HIGH SPIRITUAL SEX

SACRED SEX

 

 

 

more to come.....

 

 

Healing for Our Collective Head

Heal the head. The rest will follow.

 

 

*KNOW THY SELF*

 

African Traditional Religion

The 42 Principles of MAAT

Everlasting Life Health Complex

Black Consciousness.com

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IN EGYPT WITH YOSEF A.A. BEN-JOCHANNAN ICON OF AFRICAN HISTORIOGRAPHY

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Melanin's Mystique

African Centered Education Movement

Malidoma Somé: Of Water and the Spirit:

Awo Study Center - Classroom

Did Abraham Lincoln Free the Slaves?

Despiritualization: A Central Theme in Western Thought

Ile Asuwada

 Community Temple and Healing Center

Sankofa: Retrieving the Ancestral Birthright

 

African Centered Spirituality

and

Healing Methods

African Medicine

The Afrikan Roots of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Afrikan Medicine Wheel

The Healing Plants of Afrika

Africa unlocks Herbal Secrets to Fight AIDS

Christianity, African Religion and African Medicine

African Tribal Healers Aid AIDS Fight

For Those Who Love Traditional African Religion

Recovering the history of African indigenous medicine

Alter-AIDS - Traditional African Medicine & HIV/AIDS

Alter-AIDS - What is Traditional African Healing?

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