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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Twelve years ago, Patti LaBelle was diagnosed with diabetes--but that hasn’t stopped the funky diva from living it up.
Cookbooks are offering healthier versions of the dishes we know and love. But do they taste good?
With all the health risks we face, exercise isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity. But do you have to spend hundreds on a gym membership or a...
The first time I tried Weight Watchers, the U.S.’s most popular weight-loss program, I couldn’t handle the upheaval of a new job...
You can have a baby, HIV-free!
Some rappers, known for eating their rivals alive on wax, allow no meat to touch their lips.
With Magic Johnson living large and so many HIV drugs now available, think life with HIV is a breeze
Some of the ingredients in our favorite dishes help fight infection and cancer.
Are the stars’ fitness techniques healthy?
We’re not working with the best information
A third of Americans who are positive don’t know it—and many who test don’t go back for results.
With all the new treatments, living with HIV ain’t what it used to be.
Answers to those questions you won’t ask your momma
Worried that your employer, insurance company or the government might learn the results of your HIV test?
When she was 6, Maritza Correia could barely stand straight, much less swim.
We asked two couples to try...
Yes, as far as HIV is concerned, says a 2001 University of California study, seconded by a 2002 Spanish survey reporting zero HIV infections a...
When diabetes hits, it’s hardly sweet?so don’t wait. Hilary Beard reports on a dangerous disease that you can start fighting now.
So many of us don’t seek help until a health problem is really bad. But there are low-cost or free ways to get care:
How do you make a relationship last? Here’s the lowdown on how to throw down.
When it comes to health problems, we’re hit the hardest. African Americans are just 12% of the U.S. population but account for more than 50%...
Here’s a workout worthy of hip-hop royalty--but it costs almost nothing and you can do it at home.
Many African Americans are leery of medical care, says Dr. Winston Price, president of the National Medical Association, an organization of...
WHAT THEY ARE: A pair of bean-shaped organs about the size of your fist, at the bottom of your rib cage, close to your back. WHAT THEY DO: Cle...
Growing up in the South Bronx, hanging with the wrong crowd seemed to pose a bigger threat for me than AIDS.
A quick guide to popular weight-loss programs