Winter 2011

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Coming of Age
It’s not that women mind getting older, says actress and entrepreneur Vivica A. Fox, they just don’t want to look it!

Spirited Meals
Liquor isn’t only for drinking.

Shocks to the System
Many terrifying events can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder, but domestic abuse is often overlooked as one of them.

A Hairy Issue
What good is sporting a cute hairstyle if it keeps you from working out and staying fit?

Stuff We Love—Winter 2011
A roundup of the latest, must-have finds for hair, skin, health and beauty, these products are worth every cent. 

Scary Stuff
Fears can be irrational (and impractical), but the shivers and racing heartbeat you feel are for real.

Start Out Small
How Lolisa Gibson, an HIV educator and author of a book, The Way I See It, faced her fear of ostracism.

The Expert Says
Fear can be debilitating, says Kent State University psychologist Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD. But with a little help, you can overcome anxiety—and improve your life overall.

Let's Talk Sex Appeal
Think you’re hot stuff? Great, but there’s more to sexual well-being.

Ask the Sexpert
Sexologist Rachael L. Ross, MD, PhD, a.k.a. Dr. Rachael answers your questions.


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Inside Action
Do imprisoned black men get better health care than those on the outside?

Raise the Bar in the ER
Emergency rooms could detect more HIV cases.

Small, Fast, Accurate
A new HIV test is the size of a credit card—with results PDQ.

This Is Sick
A widening wealth gap between blacks and whites means more health care casualties.

The urge to do this doesn’t always mean you’re bored or want to catch a few zzz’s, according to scientists.

Last Breath?
Don’t let allergies mean life or death for your child.

Pop, Pop! Fizz, Fizz!
Take a harder look at soft drinks.

Eat Right Year-Round
Seasonal eating isn’t just for summer.

Smart Holidaze Eating
Stay focused and avoid waistline worries with these three tips.

Weighing In
Do personality traits power pounds off and on?

Walk This Way
Can rocker-soled sneakers get you a better body?

Editor's Letter—Winter 2011
Who Me?

In this video Hannah, who is featured in the summer 2015 issue of Real Health, talks about her diagnosis with the hair-pulling disorder trichotillomania.


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