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December 21, 2007
Wash Your Hands of the Flu
Although many people may wash their hands after using a public restroom, they might not at home. A new study suggests that washing your hands at home can impact your family’s risk of getting sick and stopping the spread of viruses like the flu. 
More Gadgets=Less Sleep for Teens
With items like iPods, Nintendo Wii’s and flat screen televisions on many teens’ holiday wish lists, sleep experts warn parents to think twice about putting these gifts under the tree: studies suggest that the more gadgets teens have in their bedrooms, the less sleep they get. 
Slight Increase in People Working Out
The good news: Americans are exercising more. That bad news: We are still not moving it enough!
Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Dr. Blumenthal Analyzes Presidential Candidates' Positions on AIDS
Susan Blumenthal, MD, former U.S. assistant surgeon general and distinguished advisor for health and medicine, and her team at the Center for the Study of the Presidency (including Melissa Shive, Beth Louise Hoffman and Yi-an Ko) have compiled a comprehensive analysis and side-by-side comparison of the U.S. presidential candidates’ proposals to fight HIV/AIDS.

December 17, 2007
Shed Pounds, Boost Immune System
Obesity may affect the way people respond to infections by weakening the body’s immune response, new research suggests. 
Make Exercise Fun for Kids
Searching for ways to get your kids out from in front of the television? 
Nearly 700 Meds in Development for African-Americans
A report released last week showed that almost 700 new medications are being developed to treat diseases that disproportionately affect black people. 
December 13, 2007
Lower Your Risk of Cancers by Eating Less Red Meat
Cutting back on red meats such as beef and pork—along with processed meats such as cold cuts and hot dogs—can reduce your risk of developing certain cancers, says the National Cancer Institute. 
Avoid Weight Gain After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
While past studies have shown that biology and genetics play a large factor in explaining lower breast-cancer survival rates in black women, a new John Hopkins study sheds some light on what women can actually do to increase their chances of survival: Avoid gaining weight after diagnosis.
Diet Drugs Not So Effective in Weight Loss
Wanna lose weight? Popping pills may not help you achieve the body of your dreams. 
December 10, 2007
Mom’s Depression Affects Kids—Some Solutions
Young children of depressed mothers have a higher risk of behavioral problems and injuries, according to a new study. 
More Vitamin D for Black Women
Current Vitamin D recommendations for postmenopausal black women may need to be raised, suggests new research. 
Black Seniors’ ER Visits Rising
The number of seniors visiting emergency rooms in the United States rose sharply from 1993 to 2003, and the increase was highest among black seniors, according to a new study from researchers at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington.
December 07, 2007
Protect Your Heart During the Holidays
Tis’ the season for turkey, presents and an increase of heart-related deaths. Statistically, December and January are the most riskiest months for people living with heart disease; nearly half of all African Americans are estimated to be living with some form of it.
Is Honey the New Cough Syrup?
A new study conducted by researchers from Penn State University (and funded by the National Honey Board) found that buckwheat honey could soothe children’s coughs better than over-the-counter cough suppressants. 
December 03, 2007
Don’t Skip that Mammogram
The number of women over the age of 40 who get mammograms is declining, according to researchers at the National Cancer Institute. This trend is alarming to some breast cancer experts who say that mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer early. 
How Hypertension Affects Alzheimer’s Patients
High blood pressure (hypertension) reduces blood flow to the brain and may exacerbate Alzheimer’s symptoms, suggests researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. 
The Four Biggest At-Home Hazards For Infants
Falls, suffocation, drowning and burns are the four biggest causes of infant death and injury at home, reports Parenting.com. 
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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