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Real Health Spring 2011

Real Health Spring 2011

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

Features

Personal Best

What having a consistently inconsistent disease taught Montel Williams about becoming more proactive about treating his multiple sclerosis.

Inside the Issue

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Does Race Determine How Multiple Sclerosis Affects You?

Studies say yes, but the disease’s differences may go deeper than just skin color.

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Topical Treats

You may not think of food as part of your skin care regimen, but the vitamins and minerals in a well-balanced diet indeed provide...

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Liquid Skin Support

Raise a glass to these revitalizing refreshments.

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When Bedbugs Bite

and Other Allergy and Asthma-Causing Drama

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Itchy Fingers?

For each of these triggers, specialists recommend ways to avoid allergic reactions.

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Going Gray

Although color loss is inevitable, science is trying to find a way to keep hair in the black.

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Stuff We Love

These products are worth every cent.

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How Much Do You Know About African-American Hair?

Take the Real Health challenge and see. (Note: Some questions have multiple answers.)

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Assert Yourself

Do you find it painful to stand up for you? Many people do. But only you can change that.

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Stigma Free

After her HIV-positive diagnosis, Tembeni Fazo started a dialogue to end HIV discrimination.

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The Expert Says

What’s the difference between assertiveness and aggression?

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Life Quality Test

If you or your child has been told you have asthma, or even if you have occasional problems taking a good, deep breath, this simple test...

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In Sickness and in Health

Love, marriage, a baby carriage and...HIV?

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African Americans Are Wrappers

Black communities set the pace for condom use.

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New Drug for Hepatitis C

For many African Americans with hepatitis C, treatment doesn’t work. Telaprevir, an experimental drug, may change that.

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Blood From a Dragon

HIV drugs can cause side effects. But other meds can clear them up.

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Cardiac Maneuvers

What women should know about heart attack symptoms

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Cannabis Cuisine

May be just what the doctor ordered

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What’s on Tap

Although many dentists believe fluoridated water defends against dental decay, some say kids are getting harmful doses of the mineral.

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Say No Weigh to Bad Breakfasts

This first meal is especially important for black girls.

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Exposed

The naked truth about “healthy” foods

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American, Cheddar, Swiss or Jack

No matter which variety you choose, cheese can be a tasty part of a healthy diet.

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Editor’s Letter

I?m Sick of Politics

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