Spring 2012

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Beauty Essentials
For Queen Latifah, embracing who you are physically, emotionally and spiritually, regardless of what others think, leads directly to a better body image.

Back to the Land
To avoid diet-related health problems, some say African Americans should return to our traditional way of eating. 

Thirty years after this country’s first HIV/AIDS reports, stigma against people living with the virus persists. That’s why some children find a temporary home away from home—a home away from discrimination and 
prejudice—at summer camp.

Tangled Thoughts
The natural hair movement is spawning a debate about self-esteem and black identity.

Ready, Set, Go!
Test your natural hair knowledge.

Stuff We Love—Spring 2012
A roundup of the latest, must-have finds for hair, skin, health and beauty, these products are worth every cent. 

Move to the Rhythm
Keep a healthy balance between life and work.

Art Helped My Daughter Heal
When a 7-year-old boy’s grandmother wrote to tell me he’d fallen in love with my daughter’s self-portrait, I took a look.

The Expert Says
Many people spend more time working than any other activity, but it’s important to dedicate a few hours every day to relaxing, reflecting and interacting with family and friends.

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

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Risky Business
Salons and barbershops must nail safety precautions to reduce customers’ hepatitis risk.

We're Not Kidding
Living with HIV? Check your kidney health.

People living with HIV get them more.

Detox Dilemma
Do cleansing diets deliver a healthier you?

Secrets, Shame and Stigma
How one agency challenges minorities to break through these mental health care barriers

A Bitter Pill?
Recent findings may make vitamins hard to swallow, but there’s a mouthful yet to say.

Organic vs. Conventional
Best-bet fruits and veggies to buy on either side of the green divide

Beauty From the Inside Out
What to eat for healthy hair, skin and nails

Sweet Stuff
With these all-natural sugar substitutes, you can have your cake and eat it too!

Let the Music Play!
Can tunes make you exercise harder and help you get fit?

Gym Pass
When to push yourself to work out or just fuggedaboutit

"No-Sex" Sexually Transmitted Infections
Yup, some really unbelievable stuff can happen when youngsters self-report their sexual activity to researchers.

Editor's Letter—Spring 2012
Are you currently unemployed, uninsured and sick?

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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