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Real Health Winter 2015

Real Health Winter 2015

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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Features

Reading Minds

Dyslexia is described as a learning disability, but this definition adds to misunderstandings about the condition.

For Concerned Parents

Helping a child who has dyslexia can be a challenge, but there are ways to be supportive

Feast Well

How to enjoy holiday meals and still stay healthy

It’s Holiday Party Time!

Easy ways to negotiate bulging buffets, open bars and those decadent dessert platters

Crisis Interventions

Researchers are searching for new ways to help kids with sickle cell disease.

Can Sickle Cell Be Cured?

The short answer is yes. but the procedure isn’t suitable for everyone.

Growing Season

Is there any science behind the “greenhouse effect” that some swear is responsible for generating long, luscious locks?

Take the Greenhouse Effect Challenge

Try these natural products for your own hair growth experiment.

Stuff We Love-Winter 2015

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

From the Editor

Editor’s Letter-Winter 2015

Common human experiences are being culturally defined as pathological and treatable as medical conditions, a process called medicalization.

Health News

Gimme Shelter

Sustainable housing is a must for sick people to get and stay healthy.

Back and Forth

Can you return to just being HIV positive after progressing to AIDS?

Here’s a Question

If antiretroviral treatment can stop HIV transmission, why is the virus still spreading?

Frozen Solid

Protect extremities exposed to this cold-weather threat.

Enter the Dragon

Why is heroin use on the rise?

Emergency Help

ERs may help slow the rising rates of undiagnosed hepatitis C.

Aqua Vita

Water is cool, clear and key to our bodily functions.

Time to Get Sneaky

Read this if your child is tight-lipped come mealtime.

Hot News

Spicy foods may lower a person’s overall risk of death.

Joint Action

Regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do to relieve this leading cause of disability in the United States.

What’s Best

Some experts claim exercising before you eat primes the body to burn more fat.

In the Mood for Love

After a long wait, now there’s a little pink pill approved to treat low levels of sexual desire in certain women.

Ask Doctor Dee-Winter 2015

Dorothy Horton, PsyD, answers your questions.

Thoughts

Forge a New Path

There’s a saying that nothing in life is constant except change.

The Expert Says-Winter 2015

Rabbi Sherre Hirsch suggests effective ways to prepare for transitions in your life.

Crossing a Threshold

One woman’s difficult journey from Miss to Mrs.

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