Real Health Winter 2013

Real Health Winter 2013

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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Under Pressure

You might think pop culture icon Rihanna leads a charmed life. But the overwhelming amount of stress she faces is enough to get anybody down

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10 Super Simple Ways to Defuse Stress

Tense? Anxious? Stressed out? Medical experts say these healthy habits can help you stay balanced.

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When Charles Mattocks, a.k.a. “The Poor Chef,” learned he had type 2 diabetes, he altered his diet and lifestyle.

Unleash Your Secret Weapons!

Some people call diabetes a “beast.” Here’s how many health experts say you can keep this monster at bay.

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What’s Cooking?

The debate about the safety of genetically engineered foods remains unresolved as scientists squabble over evidence.

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What’s In Your Food?

Wanna know if products contain genetically engineered ingredients? There’s an app for that.

Lost & Found

Think a hair transplant might restore your crowning glory? Read this doctor’s perspective before making a decision.

Shedding Solutions

If you’re facing hair loss, these proactive steps can lead to a fuller life.

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Stuff We Love-Winter 2013

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

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Clear the Air

Black folks--even those who don’t light up--are exposed to more secondhand smoke than other groups. Here’s why.

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Facebook might be a good friend of HIV prevention.

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Bioethical Considerations

More than 60 years after her death, Henrietta Lacks is recognized by scientists as an unwitting hero in HIV research.

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Inhaling Your Cocktail

The buzz about the dangerous ’smoking alcohol’ trend

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Help Wanted

What happens when ill or aged parents need care?

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Sound Bites

If you knock out a tooth, can it be saved? Yes, but you have to act fast.

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Connect the Dots

Is the food on our plates linked to the pimples on our face?

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Menu Options

Hepatitis C attacks your liver--and sometimes your diet.

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No Pain, More Gain

When strength training, observe proper form and technique.

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If the Shoe Fits

Only one person can decide if barefoot running is comfortable for you.

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News for Loving Couples

Female heart attack patients want to know how much sex their tickers can take--but many are afraid to ask their cardiologists.

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Ask Your Family Doctor-Winter 2013

Rachael L. Ross, MD, PhD, a.k.a. Dr. Rachael answers your questions.

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Suddenly Single

After 20 years of marriage, one Atlanta woman lost her soul mate to divorce but finally found herself again.

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The Expert Says-Winter 2013

There’s a difference between being lonely and being alone.

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Feeling Lonely?

Sometimes a long, hard look at how you?re living is what you need to get reconnected to others and the world at large.


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