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Real Health Fall 2005

Real Health Fall 2005

In every issue of Real Health, you’ll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.

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Unbroken Heart

From industry woes and a heart-health scare, Toni Braxton has bounced back with a new album and a dedication to healthy living.

Inside the Issue

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The Ins and Outs of Emergency Care

Don’t have health insurance—or just need help in a hurry? Here are some insider tips to getting the care you need in the emergency room.

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The Great Prostate Debate

Some doctors are doubting the accuracy of the blood test for prostate cancer. What’s a brother to do?

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Getting a Loved One to the Doctor

When friends and family need a helping hand

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Editor’s Letter - Real Health Fall 2005

God Bless the Child

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Letters - Fall 2005

I’m the vice president of UAASA (Unite African American Student Association). Thank you for sending copies of Real Health.

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Low or No-Cost Cancer Screening and Treatment

If you don’t have health coverage, free or low-cost testing and treatment for cancer may be av

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Prostate-Friendly Foods

If you want to reduce your odds of getting prostate cancer, cut your fat consumption and make sure y

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Heart Health 411

New ideas for fighting high blood pressure and heart attack

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Antidepressants: Safe During Pregnancy?

A May study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that taking certain antidepressants during the last three months of...

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A New Drug to Battle HIV

For people with HIV, there’s a new drug on the block that promises to deliver a powerful punch.

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Good News for Diabetics

If you have diabetes, need insulin injections and hate needles you may have a new option,

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When a Son is Gay

The G-word can prompt silence, shame and condemnation in our community. But we’re all paying the price in staggering HIV rates and...

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The Gift of Self-Esteem

Black children can face numerous challenges to their self-confidence. Here’s how to prime your child to succeed and stay strong.

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Healthy Eats for Kids

Want to teach children about good nutrition? Try these tips.

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I Got My Back

Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn learned how to balance work and life with lupus

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Solid School Lunches

At the cafeteria, your child may stand face to face with fast food and sugary treats. But you can te

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In the Bag

Chef Cary Neff, culinary consultant for Jenny Craig International, packs tasty, healthy lunches for his own kids. Here are their faves.

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What’s Your Exercise Type?

Take this quiz and find out

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Destress, Soulfully

“Yoga” means union—the joining of mind, body, breath and spirit, incorporating ancient stretches, strengthening poses and breath exercis...

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Ask the Sexperts - Fall 2005

Monique Brown McKenzie gets answers to questions you won’t ask in public.

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Herbs for Menopause

Hot and bothered? Nature may have a remedy.

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The Next Heart Fix

Finally, there’s a lifesaving heart medication that works wonders in black people. But it’s not without controversy.

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Beauty Bits

Yes, they’re called beauty marks, but changes in the appearance of moles could be skin cancer.

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