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Stress and Health Disparities

Stress and Health Disparities

A Public Health Seminar delivered by Eric G. Walsh, M.D., M.P.H., Monday, April 12, 2010. In the quest for understanding health disparities many explanations have been offered. One new and telling hypothesis is that certain groups of people carry a greater weight of stress proportional to the amount of protective factors offered them in society. Key attributes of this new model include introducing internalized hatred as a function of discrimination to increase allostatic load. While also looking at how lifestyle dampens or enhances allostatic loads affect on health outcomes. This new model might be used in the development of future research on allostatic load and health disparities. Using African Americans as an example this presentation seeks to make the connection between discrimination,... Show More


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