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Real Health Winter 2005

Real Health Winter 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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Common’s Sense

Don’t talk to Common about bling, bullets and booty. He’s too busy nourishing his body and mind and those of our youth.

Inside the Issue

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Hurricane Survivors and Holiday Stress

There’s help for those dealing with the aftermath

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Black Doctors Face the Crisis

Did health problems prevent many Gulf Shore residents from evacuating? Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, thinks so.

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Resurrecting Your Health Records

Reconstructing health histories will be difficult but vital for many hurricane survivors, says Richard Baron, MD, a Philadelphia physician..

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Preventing Colds & Flu

Try these wintertime defense moves

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Did You Know? Hand Sanitizer

Alcohol-based hand-sanitizing gels can reduce the spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illness among family members.

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Home Heater Safety

With hurricanes disrupting our oil supply, heating bills could rise by as much as 50% this winter.

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Toy Safety

Just because they’re made for kids doesn’t mean they’re worry-free

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Ask the Pharmacist

She can provide treatment info when your doctor’s not around

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For Us, By Us

Want to learn more about HIV/AIDS and how you and loved ones can protect yourselves?

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HIV News

A new class of HIV meds, a PI makeover, and other findings

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Take the D Train

Vitamin D is vital for overall health. Here’s how to get more.

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Ed Letter - Winter 2005

Get on the Bus

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Letters - Winter 2005

Thank you so much for your cover story, “Heart Health,” (Fall 2005) on Toni Braxton and her battles with her heart condition.

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Over the Down Low

Yes, women have been infected by men having sex with men on the sly. But are undercover brothers the main cause for black women’s higher...

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Break Bad Habits for Life

Quitting Smoking and overeating isn’t easy. But better choices today can yield a lifetime of benefits.

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King of the Sea

Fish oil can help prevent heart disease

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Navigating the Holiday Buffet

Tis the season to celebrate with family, friends and fabulous food. But those tempting treats can make it a challenge to maintain a healthy we...

Top 5 Fitness Myths

MYTH 1: Exercise makes me sweat my hair out.

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Stocking Stuffers

Holiday gifts for the workout-challenged

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Ask the Sexpert - Winter 2005

Gail Wyatt, PhD, director of the sexual health program and associate director of the AIDS Institute at UCLA, assists us between the sheets.

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In Her Skin

For the woman who once hated her big (or not-big-enough) butt or longed for that “good hair.”

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Fight Exam Phobia

Early diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death. But myths and fear can keep folks from getting checked.

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Health for the Holidays

Make this festive turkey dinner with all the flavor and half the fat

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What Tomorrow Brings

After Katrina, Gisele Thomas found hope, faith and fellowship.

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