Real Health Summer 2018

Real Health Summer 2018

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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Evelyn Lozada of Basketball Wives reflects on the forces that shaped her into an advocate for female empowerment.

Reflections of You

The stigma Black ballerinas experience mirrors body image issues faced by other women and girls of color.

Making More With Protein

This essential nutrient can power more than just smoothies.

The Root of the Matter

Myths vs. facts about hair growth

Stuff We Love – Summer 2018

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

From The Editor

Kate Ferguson

Enforced Inoculations

Many diseases could make a comeback if people stop getting vaccinated.

Health News

DNA Determinations

Is discrimination now down to a science?

Normalizing the Virus

Should HIV be considered just another chronic disease?

Be PrEPared!

Stay safe when starting or stopping pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Hep C Notes

How this liver disease is diagnosed

Fidgety Feelings

When staying still is a problem

A Head Case

New and emerging therapies for migraines

Downward Spirals

What’s behind the decline of sperm in men’s semen?

Ask Doctor Dee

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

Time to Eat

To lose weight, should you chow down sooner rather than later?

Brain Power

Nourish the noggin

Salt Swaps

Be careful of substances used to replace sodium.


Our Unpredictable Lives

When in doubt, choose to think and stay positive.

The Experts Say – Summer 2018

Stop worrying, and find simple ways to cope with uncertainty so you can find happiness.


One woman’s decision to follow the path not taken


An African American woman looking in a mirror

Body Image Survey


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