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Real Health Spring 2010

Real Health Spring 2010

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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Fitness Bound: Michelle Paige Paterson

New York State’s first lady is solid in her commitment to fight childhood obesity.

Inside the Issue

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Editor’s Letter-Spring 2010

Obesity: Have You Checked the Children?

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Body Talk: Are You Listening?

Don’t ignore episodic bouts of pain and discomfort. The warning signs could mean serious problems.

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Schoolhouse Stigma

“How was school?” may be a hard question for kids with HIV.

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New Ways to Treat HIV-Positive Kids

Kids with HIV are healthier than ever, but stigma persists.

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Not Ready for Parenthood?

How to find a birth control method that’s right for you.

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Spring Into Pilates

This popular fitness system can improve your core strength and flexibility—quick! 

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Lights Out

When is fainting harmless, and when does it signal a major problem?

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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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Healthy Foods: A Natural Detox Aid

A well-balanced diet promotes safe and natural body cleansing. 

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Fats and Weight Loss: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Rather than go low-fat, aim for a right-fats diet. 

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Not a Dairy Queen?

62% of African-American women are lactose-intolerant. 

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Getting more sleep could save your life. 

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How Sweet It Is(n’t)

Sugar sure tastes great, but is the sweet stuff good for you?

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For the Ladies: Freshen Up Your Look!

These products are worth every penny. Give your hair a little color boost and cover a few stubborn grays—without worrying about damage.

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Resilience to the Rescue

Cultivate this quality to help you get on with life.

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How I Beat the New Mom Blues

Evita Gahagan found inner strength and, with outside group support, learned how to cope with the difficulties of being a new mother. 

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The Expert Says

Nicole Coleman, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Houston, shares tips on becoming more resilient. 

It’s a Man Thing Too

Black men’s hair and shaving issues can ruin their self-esteem and cost them their jobs. And you thought only women had bad hair days.

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