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September/October 2009

September/October 2009

September/October 2009

Featuring:

Skin Solutions for Every Budget: Dermatologists reveal their favorite products.
The Buzz in Medicine: The biggest stories doctors are talking about—from exciting new treatments to kids and the economy
Life After Death: 13 hard-hitting questions about donating your organs—answered
• Plus: Can you eat too much soy?, surprising finds about IVF and the baby's health and our debate on meat from cloned animals

32 pages

July/August 2009

July/August 2009

July/August 2009

Featuring:

32 Surprising Ways to Use Your Stuff: Broomsticks, teabags and cardboard boxes: Improve your health with things around the house!
Rescue Me!: Learn the expert ways to save someone who's drowning.
What Doctors Wish You Knew About Stroke: How to have the best outcome: 6 common mistakes you can avoid.
• Plus: Does grilling cause cancer?, the best gluten-free foods and our Medicare reform debate

32 pages

 

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May/June 2009

May/June 2009

May/June 2009

Featuring:

  • Generic Drugs: Good for your wallet, but are they good for you? We investigate.
  • 5 Happiest Trends at the Dentist: Painless, quick and pamper-full. This is modern dentistry!
  • Attack of the NERD: Learn about the most common cause of heartburn
  • Plus: Natural treatments for ADHD that may work and our debate on Obama's health-care plan

32 pages

May/June 2009

March/April 2009

March/April 2009

Featuring:

  • 7 Doctors, 10 Mistakes: The most common mistakes these doctors see-and how you can avoid them
  • Inflammation: It may contribute to heart disease, but you can beat it with a few simple weapons
  • Sleep Apnea Crash Course: Everything you want to know
  • Plus: How to have a garden inside, why you can't count on the FDA to keep your supplements safe, our debate on medical marijuana and a taste test for Smart Balance's Sweetened Peanut Butter

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May/June 2009

May/June 2009

January/February 2009

Featuring:

  • A Look Back: The biggest medical news of 2008
  • The State of AIDS Today: Is it the blight we expected?
  • Secrets Doctors Don't Tell You About Prescription Medicine: Save money with insider tips you haven't heard
  • Plus: Our debate on high-fructose corn syrup, and fitness experts pick the best affordable home-exercise equipment

32 pages

May/June 2009

November/December 2008

Featuring:

  • Wonderland: Your top-20 winter-health questions
  • Healthy holiday tips and recipes.
  • Gifts That Give Back: Fun gift ideas that benefit medical charities
  • Plus: Drug-free remedies for kids and our debate on embryonic stem-cell research

32 pages

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September/October 2008

September/October 2008

Featuring:

  • Strong, Healthy, Woman: No more confusion! What you really need to know
  • Celiac: When you can't eat wheat: Meet this underdiagnosed disorder-and learn from the people thriving with it!
  • Reasons to Season: Herbs and spices: Easy, health-boosting seasoning tips

32 pages

July/August 2008

July/August 2008

Featuring:

  • When Your Loved One Is Hurting: A psychiatrist's guide
  • Eat Up to Get Your Blood Pressure Down! How potatoes, salt substitutes and more may help lower your blood pressure
  • Fecal Incontinence: Two digestive doctors discuss
  • Nuh-Uh! 10 Fascinating Things About Your Body: Health professionals' most amazing picks. (Like: You have two brains!)

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Summer 2008

May/June 2008

Featuring:

  • Your Weight-Loss Personality: Stickler? Moderator? Dieter? Find your own way!
  • 4 Problems, 4 Solutions: Kids, parents, sleep and mood: Let the experts help!
  • (What to) Think Before You Drink: Wine, coffee, soda and tea: what the evidence really shows
  • Plus: Honey and bee venom, elective C-sections, liposuction and online gyms

32 pages

Spring 2008

March/April 2008

Featuring:

  • Discover Your Stress Personality
  • Women Versus Men: Our most fascinating differences. (This, you haven't heard.)
  • Your Exercise Personality: Make it work for you!
  • Plus: Acupuncture, teeth-whitening strips and nasal irrigation

32 pages

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Winter 2008

January/February 2008

Featuring:

  • Top-5 Scams, Claims and Dangerous Therapies
  • Stop It! How to get rid of bad breath, gas, habits and more
  • Is It a Tumor? Your headache questions—answered
  • Forever Valentine: Why a healthy relationship may lead to a healthy life—and how to get there
  • Plus: The scoop on probiotics and our most popular doctor debate: universal health care

32 pages

Winter 2007

November/December 2007

Special Collectors Edition

Featuring:

  • 38 Fascinating Q&As
  • Health Hype 2007: The most-hyped stories of the year!
  • Plus: An integrative physician looks at castor oil

32 pages

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Fall 2007

September/October 2007

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Featuring:

  • Your Brain on Drugs: The truth about antidepressants-where they came from and how they work
  • Inside Job: A fun ride through the cold's microscopic world, from invasion to spread to (finally!) death
  • Name That Rash! A special picture quiz
  • Plus: Melatonin for sleep: Does it work?

32 pages

Summer 2007

Summer 2007

Cover stories:

  • Gorgeous: Skin-care products that really work
  • Exposed! 20 rampant rumors
  • Live It Up! How to slim down on vacation—and have even more fun
  • Your Wacky Body: A fascinating peek into the funny things it does
  • Special Summer Travel Section: road rage, nutrition, safety and more

68 pages

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Spring 2007

Spring 2007

Cover stories:

  • Have a Blast! 54 fun ways to get your heart pumping
  • Love Your Veggies! 65 mouth-watering ideas
  • Don't Kill the Roses: What's really making you sneeze
  • Are You Normal? When does a quirk become a problem?

68 pages

Winter 2006

Winter 2006

Special Collectors Edition!

Cover stories:

  • 102 of Your Most Intriguing Questions Answered! (Including 11 you've never said out loud)
    • Can I be allergic to another person?
    • Should I cut back on carbs?
    • Why is my husband's sex drive decreasing?
  • That's Just Sick! What's happening when your body goes wacky (and what to do about it)
  • 39 Gifts That Give Back
  • Plus: Kids, pregnancy, weight loss, fitness, nutrition, sex, sleep & more!

68 pages

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Fall 2006

Fall 2006

Cover stories:

  • Super-Immunity! Harness your body's hidden powers
  • Anti-Aging Miracles? The truth about all those makeup claims
  • What's Wrong With My Child? 25 symptoms, 10 ailments, 1 detective (you!)
  • Same Drugs … Cheaper: How to save at the pharmacy (really!)
  • Have Fun! The best ways to keep your brain young
  • What's the Deal With Hoodia?

68 pages

Summer 2006

Summer 2006

Cover stories:

  • Find Your Healthy Body: Forget the fads! Here's what really works
  • Top-10 Fitness & Nutrition Myths: Busted!
  • 5 Steps to Burning More Fat (even in your sleep!)
  • No More Diets! Over 50 scrumptious, slimming snack ideas
  • Goodbye, Glasses! (Your guide to LASIK and more)
  • Special Interview: The truth about embryonic stem-cell research

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Spring 2006

Spring 2006

Cover stories:

  • Proof! The truth about wrinkle creams, diet pills, allergy medicines, dietary supplements, stop-smoking products
  • 10 Symptoms You Can't Afford to Ignore
  • 5 Home Remedies That Really Work

68 pages

Winter 2005

 

Winter 2005

Special Collectors Edition!

Cover stories:

  • 129 Everyday Medical Questions Answered! (Including 19 of your most embarrassing ones)
  • 4 Ways to Relieve Stress NOW
  • Headaches: What they mean (and when to worry)
  • How to Get a Good Night's Sleep
  • The Pill & the Big O
  • What Makes You Ticklish
  • Plus: The flu, cancer, back pain, diabetes, colds & more!

68 pages

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Fall 2005

Fall 2005

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Cover stories:

  • Bird Flu: How to beat it—straight from an expert on the front lines
  • 3 Steps to Solving Your Mystery Pains: All about fibromyalgia
  • Save Money AND Eat Healthy! Your personal tour through the grocery store
  • Fall's Gorgeous Gourd: 8 recipes, 4 tips and lots of fun!
  • Plus: "The first question I asked her is, 'Are you dying?'" Seinfeld's George, Jason Alexander, gets serious about a debilitating disease (scleroderma).

68 pages

Summer 2005

Summer 2005

Cover stories:

  • Carnie Wilson: New body, new life: "There's no room for failures"
  • Lose Half Your Weight: But be prepared for surprising consequences (gastric-bypass surgery)
  • 4 Steps to Boosting Your Sexual Desire
  • The Straight Dope on Steroids: Dangerous drugs or helpful meds?
  • What's in Your Cart? Low-fat! Low-carb! Sugar-free! How to make sense of the claims
  • High Blood Pressure: What you must know

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Spring 2005

Spring 2005
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Winter 2004

Winter 2004

Cover stories:

  • "I have been transformed": Della Reese reveals diabetes trials and triumphs
  • 29 Gifts That Give Back: Quality products that benefit medical charities
  • Nutritious Twists on Classic Dishes: 8 healthy holiday recipes
  • Flu or Cold? Know the difference—and how to treat both
  • 9 Tips to Stay Trim Through the Season

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Fall 2004

Fall 2004

Cover stories:

  • Kat Carney: From "ultimate couch potato" to CNN Headline News anchor
  • Feasting in the Bedroom: The sexiest foods OK to eat in bed
  • Viagra, Cialis, Levitra … know the difference

Historical note: Cialis and Levitra hit the market in late 2003. Viagra had been the only option since 1998. Here, Ridwan Shabsigh, M.D., author of Back to Great Sex: Overcome ED and Reclaim Lost Intimacy, explained the differences and helped you choose.

68 pages

Summer 2004

Summer 2004

Cover stories:

  • "I've spent most of my life yo-yo dieting." Why Meredith Vieira cares about your child's weight
  • Why Dermatologists Want to Keep You in the Dark: The truth about the sun
  • No More Reflux! How to combat GERD
  • West Nile, Rocky Mountain, Lyme Disease … Your guide to summer's worst bugs
  • Low Testosterone: When you're not just tired

Historical note: Remember when Vieira was on The View? Did you know she was a yo-yo dieter? In this issue, she talks about her series on The View, helping kids lose weight.

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Spring 2004

March/April 2004

Cover stories:

  • Katie says get a colonoscopy, and our expert extends a Cheek-Check Challenge!
  • The Ephedra Aftermath: Are herbs safe? What to look for
  • Popular Diets: Atkins, Dr. Phil, South Beach. … Do they work?
  • Stop the Pain! The latest in chronic-pain treatment
  • Plus … Our sexpert answers your questions

Historical note: With Couric's on-air colonoscopy, the ephedra ban and popular diet reviews, this issue's peppered with interesting peeks at what the health world was like in 2004.

68 pages

Winter 2004

January/February 2004

Cover stories:

  • The #1 Killer: Why these women are seeing red (heart disease)
  • Quit Bad Habits for Good! How to rewire your brain
  • A Pharmacist Tells All About Your Prescription Meds
  • Winter Safety: Be prepared for the worst
  • How to Pick the Right Gym—and get motivated to use it

Historical note: By now, you've heard that heart attack symptoms can be different for women. But the education campaign The Heart Truth had just started the year before this issue came out. This topic was our main story.

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Winter 2003

November/December 2003

Cover stories:

  • 'Tis the Season: Cold and flu
  • The Right Time for Antibiotics
  • When to See the Doctor
  • Tips for a Healthier, Happier Winter

Historical note: People were still learning about trans fats. We explained them in this issue. Plus, scientists finally mapped the human genome! We covered what it meant.

68 pages

Preview Issue 1

September/October 2003

Special collectors edition: premiere issue!

Cover stories:

  • Headaches: When to worry: 5 warning signs
  • Sleep Your Way to Better Health
  • Make the Most of Your Doctor Appointment
  • The Beauty of Duct Tape (for warts)
  • Feel YOUNGER for Your Next Birthday
  • Senator Bill Frist: How to Protect Yourself From Bioterrorism

Historical note: We were excited to feature an article in our very first issue by such an esteemed doctor as Sen. Frist. He wrote on one of the day's hottest topics, bioterrorism. Plus, remember that duct tape study—the one that showed you could treat warts with it? We covered it in this issue, including step-by-step instructions.

68 pages

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