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Real Health Winter 2004

Real Health Winter 2004

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

Features

Too Strong

Twelve years ago, Patti LaBelle was diagnosed with diabetes--but that hasn’t stopped the funky diva from living it up.

Inside the Issue

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The New Soul Food

Cookbooks are offering healthier versions of the dishes we know and love. But do they taste good?

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Get Fit, Cheap

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...

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My Adventures in Weight-Loss Land

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...

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Good News For HIV Positive Wannbe Moms and Dads

You can have a baby, HIV-free!

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The Notorious V.E.G.

Some rappers, known for eating their rivals alive on wax, allow no meat to touch their lips.

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Life With HIV: Easier Than Ever?

With Magic Johnson living large and so many HIV drugs now available, think life with HIV is a breeze

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Immune-Boosting Foods

Some of the ingredients in our favorite dishes help fight infection and cancer.

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Extreme Makeovers

Are the stars’ fitness techniques healthy?

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The Top 5 Reasons Our Health Is So Bad

1) The foods we love don’t love us back: Fat, salt and sugar—along with lack of exercise—jack up our risk for diabetes, hypertensi...

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Less-Stress HIV Tests

A third of Americans who are positive don’t know it—and many who test don’t go back for results.

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Living With HIV

With all the new treatments, living with HIV ain’t what it used to be.

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Ask the Sexperts

Answers to those questions you won’t ask your momma

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HIV Confidential

Worried that your employer, insurance company or the government might learn the results of your HIV test?

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Different Strokes

When she was 6, Maritza Correia could barely stand straight, much less swim.

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Deluxe Condoms: A Road Test

We asked two couples to try...

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Is Oral Sex Safe?

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...

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A Touch of Sugar

When diabetes hits, it’s hardly sweet?so don’t wait. Hilary Beard reports on a dangerous disease that you can start fighting now.

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How to Get Health Insurance

Twenty percent of African Americans don’t have coverage, so many of us don’t seek help until a health problem is really bad. But there are l...

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5 Secrets to a Love Supreme

How do you make a relationship last? Here’s the lowdown on how to throw down.

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Black Health, By the Numbers

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%...

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Get a Celebrity Workout Cheap

Here’s a workout worthy of hip-hop royalty--but it costs almost nothing and you can do it at home.

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Where To Find a Black Doctor

Many African Americans are leery of medical care, says Dr. Winston Price, president of the National Medical Association, an organization of...

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Body Part 411>> The Kidneys

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...

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Editor’s Letter: Believe the Hype

Growing up in the South Bronx, hanging with the wrong crowd seemed to pose a bigger threat for me than AIDS.

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Take It Off!

A quick guide to popular weight-loss programs

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