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Real Health Spring 2008

Real Health Spring 2008

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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Role of a Lifetime

Rashad, storming Broadway again in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, with Terrence Howard, shares her favorite role: simple, healthy living.

Inside the Issue

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Sight for Sore Eyes

Have you been taking your eyesight for granted? Now see here: A few simple changes to your daily routine—and medical care—can keep your...

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On Fertile Ground

Three common health challenges pregnant black women face--and how you can prevent and treat them for an extra-special delivery.

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Building a Better Breakfast

Rushing to work? Getting your children off to school? Simply aren’t hungry? We help you overcome the obstacles that keep you from eating...

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Editor’s Letter--Spring 2008

Mama Knows Best

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Night of the Living Superbug

Is the MRSA staph superbug stalking black folks?

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Hey, Mama

Kanye West’s mother died of cosmetic surgery complications. Are you at risk too?

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AIDS on the Ballot

Black America grills presidential candidates on their HIV policies.

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A Take on the Fakes

Sugar substitutes aren’t only for people with diabetes.

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Trial & Error

Drug trials need black patients. What to ask before signing up.

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Breath by Breath

A team from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore suggests that inner-city black children with asthma need four checkups annually, not two..

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Pill or No Pill?

Help for parents confused about their girls’ birth control risks.

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Don’t Trip

Lower your chances of taking a tumble.

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Sugar Rush

High fructose corn syrup is sweeter than sugar. But is it healthier?

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Kicking Butt

We all know teen smoking can increase the risk for lung cancer, asthma and other lung conditions later in life.

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Losing Weight, Gaining Wisdom

After years of being heavy, in poor health and on prescription meds, 61-year-old Earni Young radically rebuilt her life. 

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Doin’ It for Themselves

With her bold HOTGIRLS program, Carla Stokes, PhD, teaches young black women to realize their worth.

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