Health-Concerns

- Food Culture -

A Study in Confusion

For years, sophisticated consumers have relied on the latest clinical trials to guide their health choices, but exactly how reliable are these studies? If you're depending solely on scientific evidence for your health solutions, your assumptions about what's right might well be wrong.

- Hormones -

A Better Birth

Medical interventions have their place. But simpler, healthier birthing options abound — and they're becoming more popular. Want to make your pregnancy and labor as safe and empowering as possible? Consider your choices, including the birthing partners, plans, and environments that suit you best.

- Aging -

Forever Young: Dan Buettner

Extreme adventurer and educator Dan Buettner has broken world records, cycled the globe and sought answers to some of humankind's greatest mysteries. Now he sets his sights on a new frontier: unearthing the secrets of healthy longevity.

- Beauty -

Skin Deep

In our obsessive quest to improve its superficial traits, we often forget that our skin is our body's largest organ — and an incredibly hard worker. Discover how your skin reflects and affects the state of your health, and what you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

- Functional Medicine -

The Promise of Integrative Medicine

Disillusioned by decades of disease-focused medicine, more doctors and patients are now shifting their focus to whole-person health. Ancient practices (yoga), alternative therapies (acupuncture), and commonsense strategies (nutritional counseling) are complementing conventional treatments, expanding our notions of healing — and leading the way to greater well-being and vitality.

- Hormones -

Breakthrough!

Think science news is just for nerds in white lab coats? Think again. Health-related scientific research has come a long way in the past decade or so. And it's telling us astonishing things about our own bodies and minds. Collected here: Eight important insights that are changing the way we think about living well.

- Family/Friends -

Youth Movement

Gym classes a vanishing. Passive entertainments are multiplying. The country has an out-of-control obesity problem. How can we stop the next generation from getting lost in the shuffle.

- Clean Eating -

Weighing Heavy Metals

Mercury in fish and dental fillings. Lead in old paint. Cadmium and arsenic in industrial wastes. There's a lot of talk about heavy-metal toxins these days. But how worried should you be, really? And what can you do to protect yourself?