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Real Health Winter 2006

Real Health Winter 2006

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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Breathing Easy: For Emmy-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson, the accomplishment she’s proudest of is a smoke-free life

For Emmy-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson, the accomplishment she’s proudest of is a smoke-free life.

Inside the Issue

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Trials and Punishment

Why we should be wary of inmate drug testing

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Hot Shot

The fight over mandatory HPV vaccinations for girls

Top Flu Myths: Why we shouldn’t dodge the needle

Why we shouldn’t dodge the needle

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Cleaning the Air: Some popular smell-goods can damage your lungs

Some popular smell-goods can damage your lungs.

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Sugar Fix

Keep diabetes at bay through exercise 

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Clearing Out the Closet

Is life’s clutter hindering your growth in the New Year? 

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Editor’s Letter

Health For The Holidays

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Letters To The Editor

Thank you for writing about Joyce Turner-Keller and her battle with AIDS.

Weight Loss Surgery: Is It Worth The Risk?

Lately, going under the knife to achieve extreme weight loss seems to be the method of choice. But it’s not as quick or easy as it sounds.

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Race Against Time

As black AIDS rates rise and government efforts to slow infections fail, African-American leaders are finally stepping up their game.

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Top Discs for Trimming and Toning

Another way to work out at home: Pop in a DVD or tape and follow along. Here are three favorites for aerobics and conditioning.

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Holiday Superfoods Feast

Cooking with these high-powered ingredients can literally save your life 

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Ask the Sexpert

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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No More Naggin’

How to motivate your partner to engage in better self-care—minus the drama

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Seeing Green

Fed up with outsiders dumping garbage in her South Bronx neighborhood, Majora Carter rallied her neighbors and turned environmental safety..

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