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Real Health Fall 2013

Real Health Fall 2013

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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Scoring Points for Health

When it comes to showing kids the benefits of an active lifestyle, Dominique Dawes says you’ve got to do more than ’talk the talk.’

Inside the Issue

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Weighty Matters

A recent study found that obese boys had 40 to 50 percent less testosterone than lean boys. Is that alarming?

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Suddenly, Everything Changes

The day before she had a stroke, 52-year-old Beverly Paige burned her hand while cooking on the grill. Years later, she remembers this mishap...

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Think Fast

Know these key signs of stroke; someone’s life may depend on it.

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Where’s the Beef?

Research shows major benefits to occasionally swapping the meat in your meals for plant-based protein. Here’s how to think vegan, be it only f...

Plant Power

These green foods pack high-quality protein. Plus, prepared the way dietitian Sharon Palmer says, they taste great too!

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The Right Stuff

Unlike those 60-second heavy hitters, the best leave-in conditioners are lightweight lovers.

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Quick DIY, Natural Leave-Ins

To avoid chemicals and synthetic ingredients, simply make your own conditioner.

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Stuff We Love-Fall 2013

A roundup of the latest, must-have finds for hair, skin, health, beauty and more. These products are worth every cent.

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Editor’s Letter-Fall 2013

In America, obesity is a widespread problem. More than two-thirds, or 68.8 percent, of adults 20 or older are considered to be overweight or o...

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A Clear and Present Danger?

As packaging material, plastic is virtually indestructible. So what happens when the chemicals found in this versatile synthetic show up in hu...

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A Matter of Time

Another reason to know your status: Among those who start antiretroviral medications right after getting HIV, more report cures and remissions...

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Won’t Ask, Won’t Tell

Why are black doctors afraid to ask patients about their HIV status?

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Baby Boomer Alert!

Find out if you’re at risk of hepatitis C in five minutes flat.

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Bad Interactions

All drugs have potential side effects, but you can help reduce risks.

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Not Here Kitty, Kitty

What’s in your feline’s waste could create big problems for you.

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For Emergencies Only

Here’s how the ’morning-after pill’ works.

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Ask Your Family Doctor-Fall 2013

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

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Exercise Your Options

Can charging folks more for health insurance motivate them to get active, work out and get fit? One study says, yes!

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So You Sprained Your Ankle

Should you use ice or heat for relief?

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Watch What You Eat

Certain groups of people are more susceptible to foodborne illness.

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Rx for Disaster

Avoid these foods when taking prescription meds.

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Fresh, Frozen, Canned or Dried

What type of produce provides the most nutrients?

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Breaking Point

In small doses, stress can help you stay focused, energetic and alert. But too much of it can harm your health and life.

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The Expert Says-Fall 2013

You don’t have to be a victim of stress, says Kathleen Hall, PhD, a health and wellness expert. Just find little ways to control and cope with...

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Getting Through It

Here’s how best-selling author Leslie Banks coped with stress after her baby daughter was burned by a hot iron.

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