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Real Health Summer 2005

Real Health Summer 2005

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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Faith And Strength

Faith Evans has survived hip-hop widowhood, industry ups and downs and drug rumors. Now she’s back, with a hot new album, The First Lady, and...

Inside the Issue

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More Better Barbecue

Take it outside—that’s what warm summer months seem to demand.

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The Motherland Diet

Although they’re at higher risk for infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, Africans are at lower risk for prostate...

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Body Part 411>> The Liver

What it is: A large, wedge-shaped organ in your upper-right abdomen, behind your ribs.

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Get Lifted!

Spring and summer have always infused me with renewed energy.

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Got 20 Minutes? Find Out Your HIV Status!

You can’t get HIV from spit, but you can find out your HIV status from it.

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A Fix For Failing Hearts

Is a new drug called BiDil a lifesaver—or a new form of racial profiling?

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83,570

The number of African-American lives that could be saved annually with better access to health care and fewer deaths from homicide...

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Kicking It

Somjit Ball supported her mom through 12 years of recovery after a 20-year crack addiction. Now a program coordinator at Recovery Consultants...

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Prison Release

Help a friend or family member stay out with these first steps.

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HIV Treatment: Take It Easy

Soon, folks with HIV may get all the meds they need—in a single pill.

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Not Milk?

You don’t have to skimp on calcium just because you’re lactose intolerant.

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Sweat Inspiration

With gospel aerobics, you can keep the faith—and lose the poundsThese days, “going to church” does’t just mean walking with the Lord...

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Father’s Day

Father absence is an American crisis. But black families are having a rebirth.

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A Deeper Shade of Blue

In the black community, depression is likely to be dismissed as weakness or a failure of character.

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Should I Take These Pills?

Myths about HIV and treatment abound. How do people—especially those thinking about starting medication—sort fact from fiction?

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Sugar-Free Fun

Comedian J. Anthony Brown helps wake millions of listeners on The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Now he’s hipping viewers to diabetes on dLifeTV.

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Get Fit At Home

Peep our uncensored reviews of the latest fitness DVDs* Billy Blanks, BootCamp* MaDonna Grimes, African Beat-Latin Hear* Victoria Johnson, Car...

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Simple Strategies for Fighting Fat

Yes, our culture celebrates curves, and if the cook ain’t fryin’ it, we’re not tryin’ it.

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Good Fast Food?

It’s true that most fast-food menus are chock-full of so-bad-but-so-yummy items. We checked out the nutritional info at three major chains.

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Ask the Sexperts

We went to those in the know to answer your most intimate questions.

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The Truth About Fibroids

If you get them, a hysterectomy is not necessarily your only available option.

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The Faith-Based Workout

Evans’ personal trainer, Angie Denkins, a former member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, gives us the scoop on how the singer got her lean...

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Spotting Cancer

Yes, African Americans are at higher risk. But one key to treating (and beating) cancer is early diagnosis. Here’s the lowdown on when and how...

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2.1 Million

The number of African-American children who may be eligible for free programs like Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Plan, but are...

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2.3

The average number of times per week that young black men eat fast food.

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