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Health for Life

Issue date: April 27, 2009

  • Sleep Now, Remember Later
  • What's Your Name Again?

Other Harvard Medical School-Newsweek collaborations


Health for Life

Issue date: February 23, 2009

  • The Usual Suspect

Health for Life

Issue date: December 15, 2008

  • The Power of Statins
  • More Good News About Vitamin D

Mental Health

Issue date: September 22, 2008

  • Sad Brain, Happy Brain

Cancer and Genes

Issue date: June 23, 2008

  • Your Lifestyle, Your Genes and Cancer
  • A Deadly Disparity

Health for Life

Issue date: January 21, 2008

  • Very Personal Medicine
  • How to Solve Three Puzzles:
    Detecting Autism
    The Alzheimer's Mystery
    Women and Heart Disease

Fertility and Diet

Issue date: December 10, 2007

  • Fat, Carbs and the Science of Conception
  • Say Hello to the Bugs in Your Gut
  • Diagnosis: Same As It Never Was

Kids Who Don't Fit In

Issue date: September 17, 2007

  • Starting the Good Life in the Womb
  • Homeroom Zombies

Exercise and the Brain

Issue date: March 26, 2007

  • Exercise is a state of mind
  • Cancer and staying fit
  • An 'exercise snack' plan

Understanding Menopause

Issue date: January 8, 2007

  • Hot Flashes And Hormones
  • Is Male Menopause Real?

Unlocking Your Genetic Secrets

Issue date: March 26, 2007

  • Old Bugs Learn Some New Tricks
  • Vitamin D in the Spotlight
  • Why Heavy Isn't Healthy
  • Minds and Magnets

Why Women Can't Sleep

Issue date: April 17, 2006

  • Anatomy of a Hot Flash
  • Is Estrogen for You?
  • New Hopes, Longer Life
  • Take an Aspirin and ...
  • Weighing the Decision

Vitamins & Your Diet

Issue date: January 16, 2006

  • Whom Can You Believe?
  • Big Benefits From Small Changes

Robot Surgery & Face Transplants

Issue date: March 26, 2007

  • Addiction: How to Break the Chain
  • Beyond the Horizon: RNA interference
  • Beyond the Horizon: Quitting smoking
  • Keys to safer hospitals
  • The man who lost his face

Stress & Your Heart

Issue date: October 3, 2005

  • Searching for Hidden Heart Risks
  • Avoiding Dementia—Fitness and Your Brain
  • Best Treatments—Managing Heart Failure
  • Drug Treatments—Making the Right Choice
  • Staying safe: How to Quit Smoking
  • The Dangers of Chronic Distress

Your Health in the 21st Century

Issue date: June 20, 2005

  • Fine-Tuning Heart Health
  • Building Better Medicines
  • The Best Ways to Beat Diabetes
  • Shades of Blue

Your Family and Your Health

Issue date: January 17, 2005

  • High-Tech Birth: Do You Need a C-Section?
  • Heredity and Health: Tracking Family History
  • Teen Depression: When Should You Worry?
  • Psychiatric Drugs: The New Pharmacopoeia

Diet & Genes

Issue date: January 17, 2005

  • Hormone Therapy: A Fresh Look at a Hot Issue
  • The Aging Brain: Old Genes, New Findings
  • A Script for Better Aging

The Quest for Memory Drugs

Issue date: November 29, 2004

  • Harnessing Stem Cells
  • In Search of Bone Health
  • Tick, Tick, Tick .
  • To Heal a Shattered Soul

The New Science of Mind & Body

Issue date: September 27, 2004

  • Brain Check
  • Take a Break From Stress
  • A New Fertility Factor
  • Menopause: Easing the Transition
  • Digestion: Soothing a Sensitive Gut

The New Keys to Women's Health

Issue date: May 10, 2004

  • Maintaining Heart Health: What Tests Can Tell You
  • Aspirin and Statins in Women: Heading Off Heart Attacks
  • Fetal Health: Planning for the Future
  • An Unspeakable Affliction/The Mystery of Cystitis
  • How to Think About HT
  • A Better Sex Life
  • Alcohol's Deadly Triple Threat

Diet & Carbs

Issue date: January 19, 2004

  • Beyond Atkins
  • Vitamin Pills
  • Calcium
  • Lycopene
  • Fueling for Performance
  • You Will Start to Feel Very Sleepy


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