Real Health Winter 2017

Real Health Winter 2017

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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Nick Cannon

Unscripted Adjustments

When lupus took Nick Cannon by surprise, he responded by simply rewriting his life.

Mixed Blessing

What happens when two people of a different HIV status fall in love?

Miniature Masterpieces

Single-serving holiday desserts

On the Right Track

If properly used, hair extensions can add versatility to your styling options.

Stuff We Love – Winter 2017

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

Legacy of Abuse

Despite continuing protests and cries for the removal of the statue that honors James Marion Sims, MD, the monument still stands.

Health News

A Bad Case of the Blues

Will bioterrorism and related perils be the biggest threats to public health in the new year?

PrEP Talks for Pregnant Women

The chat docs should have with moms-to-be before babies are born

Safety First

Why over-the-counter drugs and HIV medicines make for a bad combination

For When You Hurt

Therapies that may help ease the pain of arthritis

Hep C Hair Loss

The good news is the latest meds wreak much less havoc on your crowning glory.

A Lesson for Educators

Suspending kids with disciplinary issues from school fails miserably.

Stay Active

Having asthma doesn’t mean you can’t work out.

Contained Workouts

Minimal movements may help travelers avoid clots, cramps and crabbiness.

Smart Weight-Loss Strategy

Build your diet around filling, healthy foods.

Food Fixes

Delicious ways to possibly ward off cancer

Protein Substitutes

Are whole-food options that double for meat healthier?

Birth Control Basics

Choose what’s right for you.

Ask Doctor Dee

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


Fight the Funk

What to do when anxiety and depression build at holiday time

The Expert Says – Winter 2017

Ken Duckworth, MD, the medical director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, offers this great advice for the holidays:

Happy Holidays

How a new tradition brought back old memories of our mother


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