Real Health Summer 2015

Real Health Summer 2015

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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Crunching the Numbers

Here’s how actress S. Epatha Merkerson learned to control her blood sugar level so she could better manage her type 2 diabetes.

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Why Check Your A1C

This blood test can help you manage diabetes.

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Cooking Challenge 101

Diabetes dishes that are healthy for everyone

Takin’ Hits

Falls, bumps, blows and jolts to the head and body can cause concussions and a host of other ills.

Heads Up!

Contrary to popular belief, most concussions do not involve a loss of consciousness. Here are some signs and symptoms to watch for.

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Torn Apart

This behavioral disorder wreaks havoc on appearance and self-esteem.

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Minding Your Hair

Trichotillomania is also emotionally painful.

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Stuff We Love-Summer 2015

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

From the Editor

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Editor’s Letter-Summer 2015

As I waited for the health care worker to return, I thought about how mistakes like these are probably made every day.

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A Sick System

Some experts believe it’s time to make crime and punishment a public health issue.

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Cracking Up

For those living with HIV, keeping bones strong means taking no breaks.

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A Love Lesson

Sexually active older Americans also face risk factors for HIV.

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Therapy’s Done, But..

How do you know you’ve kicked hep C to the curb?

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It’s Flip-flop Time

If an ingrown toenail isn’t too painful or severe, try treating this common condition at home.

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Rash Action

Itchy skin? When should you zoom to the doc?

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Food Shopping

Let’s eat to prevent cancer.

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Alias MSG

This common food additive uses many different names

Enjoy Responsibly

Many people don’t consider caffeine a drug, but it is.

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Simple Moves

Remember when people used just their bodyweight to train?

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Revved Up!

What cardio workouts burn the most calories?

Keeping the Bloom on Your Rose

Don’t let moisture-starved vaginal tissues ruin sex for you.

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Ask Doctor Dee-Summer 2015

Dorothy Horton, PsyD, answers your questions in her latest Ask Doctor Dee column.


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Steaming Mad?

Take a moment to think so you don’t blow your stack

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The Expert Says-Summer 2015

Tom G. Stevens, PhD, says that ’every moment of anger is one less moment of happiness.’

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Cooling Off

How I tamed the raging tiger inside me


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