Real Health Winter 2016

Real Health Winter 2016

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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Gender Gaps: Lyndie Greenwood on empowerming women and girls

Is self-defense the missing element in the empowerment of women and girls?

Pointing the Way: An update on HIV vaccine research

The search for a safe, effect HIV vaccine continues.

Tasty Celebrations: Tips for making your holiday meals healthier

Tips to make traditional holiday meals much healthier and still delicious!

Color Conscious

What you should know before you say dye!

Stuff We Love – Winter 2016

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

From The Editor

Kate Ferguson

The High Cost of Womanhood

Women pay more but get less care for sexual health.

Health News

What Happens Now?

Everyone is waiting to see how the new president will handle Obamacare.

To Floss or Not

What do dentists say?

Digging for Dirt

Germs aren’t all bad.

New Test Gets High Marks

This blood exam makes screening easier for folks with a certain type of liver disease.

Gotta Get PrEP’d for Prevention

Why is pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV still not a routine part of ob/gyn and family health care?

Home Rules

A new law makes housing more affordable for people with HIV/AIDS.

Pap Smear Guidelines

This sexual health exam is key in the early detection of cervical cancer.

Ask Doctor Dee – Winter 2016

Dorothy Horton, PsyD, answers your questions in her latest Ask Doctor Dee column.

Troubling Treats

Purple-colored slush and other verboten victuals

Lactose Intolerant?

How to get your full quota of calcium each day if you can’t drink milk

Believe It or Not!

Some high-calorie foods can be very good for you.

Hang Tough

Practice these basic steps to perform a pull-up.

Exercise Games

With virtual workouts, folks can get fit without feeling like they’re exercising.


Shrug Off Your Fears

How one woman overcame her anxiety about speaking in public

Feeling Foolish

HIV positive, humiliated and embarrassed

The Expert Says – Winter 2016

Three effective ways to conquer the fear of failing in front of others


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