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Real Health Spring 2012

Real Health Spring 2012

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

Features

Beauty Essentials: For Queen Latifah, embracing who you are regardless of what others think, leads directly to a better body image.

For Queen Latifah, embracing who you are regardless of what others think, leads directly to a better body image.

Inside the Issue

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Back to the Land

To avoid diet-related health problems, some say African Americans should return to our traditional way of eating.

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HIV R&R

Thirty years after this country’s first HIV/AIDS reports, stigma against people living with the virus persists.

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Tangled Thoughts

The natural hair movement is spawning a debate about self-esteem and black identity.

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Ready, Set, Go!

Test your natural hair knowledge.

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Stuff We Love—Spring 2012

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

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Move to the Rhythm: Keep a healthy balance between life and work.

Keep a healthy balance between life and work.

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Art Helped My Daughter Heal: When a 7-year-old boy’s grandmother wrote to tell me he’d fallen in love with my daughter’s self-portrait, I took a look.

When a 7-year-old boy’s grandmother wrote to tell me he’d fallen in love with my daughter’s self-portrait, I took a look.

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The Expert Says

Many people spend more time working than any other activity, but it’s important to dedicate a few hours every day to relaxing, reflecting...

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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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Risky Business: Black Women’s Hair Care Routines Can Actually Hurt Them

Infrequent shampooing; too frequent use of relaxers, blow-dryers and hot combs; and styles that require excessive manipulation of the hair. No...

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We’re Not Kidding

Living with HIV? Check your kidney health.

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Headaches?

People living with HIV get them more.

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Detox Dilemma

Do cleansing diets deliver a healthier you?

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Secrets, Shame and Stigma

How one agency challenges minorities to break through these mental health care barriers

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A Bitter Pill?

Recent findings may make vitamins hard to swallow, but there’s a mouthful yet to say.

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Organic vs. Conventional

Best-bet fruits and veggies to buy on either side of the green divide

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Beauty From the Inside Out

What to eat for healthy hair, skin and nails

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Sweet Stuff

With these all-natural sugar substitutes, you can have your cake and eat it too!

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Let the Music Play!

Can tunes make you exercise harder and help you get fit?

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Gym Pass

When to push yourself to work out or just fuggedaboutit

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’No-Sex’ Sexually Transmitted Infections

Yup, some really unbelievable stuff can happen when youngsters self-report their sexual activity to researchers.

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Editor’s Letter—Spring 2012

Are you currently unemployed, uninsured and sick?

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