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Real Health Fall 2009

Real Health Fall 2009

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

Features

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Diabetic Shock

When a chronic illness strikes, we often focus only on the person with the condition. But diseases such as diabetes drastically affect their l...

Inside the Issue

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Manning Up

Female empowerment and self-love are mandatory to fight HIV/AIDS among African-American women.

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BMI Biased? So What!

Another study confirms that the body mass index (BMI) overstates the obesity epidemic in black America.

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Bright Smile, Healthy Teeth

It’s a popular cosmetic dental procedure. But should you try tooth whitening at home?

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Ring the Alarm on Chlamydia

When was your last screening? 

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The Low Down On The Down Low

Don’t blame men on the down low (DL) for the rising HIV rates among African-American women.

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Ask the Sexpert

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

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Editor’s Letter-Fall 2009

Aging: Doing More Than the Math

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ABCs of Testing Positive

Learning that you have HIV presents many challenges, including the question of when to start taking the powerful meds that control the virus (...

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Your Attention Please!

What black parents need to know about ADHD

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Hot Shots Required

Since the H1N1 virus, a.k.a. swine flu, first started making headlines earlier this year, influenza has been on everyone?s mind. Now, another...

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Black Girls Battle Bulimia Too

Many Americans think eating disorders affect only upper-class white girls. But black girls are 50 percent more likely than their white counter...

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Salt of the Earth

Salt is salt...or is it?

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Juicing Up?

Why drinking acai and other fruit drinks isn’t the best way to get your antioxidants

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Keep It Moving

Don’t let exercise-induced asthma limit your fitness goals.

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Head Strong

By age 65, we lose about one tenth of our brain cells.

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Damage Control

Styling techniques can harm your hair. Real Health teaches you how to counter the assault.

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Hair Smarts

Celeb hair stylist Ursula Stephen, creator of Rihanna’s signature bob, designed this quiz to test your knowledge.

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Growing Hope, Growing Food

When The New York Times first wrote about First Lady Michelle Obama starting an organic vegetable garden at the White House, I became...

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