Real Health Spring 2009

Real Health Spring 2009

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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Beverly Johnson

A Common Tale

Supermodel Beverly Johnson had a hysterectomy to eliminate uterine fibroids. Now a health activist, she is informing other women. 

Inside the Issue

Cancer Fighters

Despite dismal statistics for blacks diagnosed with this still terrifying disease, African Americans continue to survive—and thrive.

Negotiating Food Allergies

What’s food to some may be poison to others. Public health expert and author Terry Traub serves up tips on creating an at-home eating...

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Editor’s Letter Spring 2009

A Call to Action

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Extreme Green Makeover: The Hair Care Edition

Can a cornucopia of organic products help you cultivate healthier tresses?

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Amazing Race

A genetic discovery may help explain the soaring rates of HIV among the black community. But are we ready to talk about it?

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Medical Tourism

It’s good business. Is it good health care?

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Toy Soldier

An outreach worker uses her love of dolls to raise AIDS awareness.

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ACHOO! It’s Allergy Season

If you’re one of the 22 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, you may dread spring.

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It’s not an ancient ailment: Gout affects 2.1 million Americans, says the Arthritis Foundation.

Probiotics on chalkboard with fruit

Digest This!

Bacteria that is good enough to eat.

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Newsflash! Sex Is Good For You

Why doing the deed can enhance your health

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Got The Munchies?

It’s okay, snacking ain’t so bad.

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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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Beyond the Big O

This orgasmic hormone may have new uses.

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Push it Right

How to get the most from your strength-training routine.

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Don’t Like Dieting?

5 easy ways to get fit and lose weight


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