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  • Is Happiness Overrated?

    A compelling new study finds that being a little less content may actually make you more successful.
  • 5 Worst Holiday Party Foods

    It's not just the cold temperatures that get you eating more in the winter, it's all the food-laden festivities. Here are some calorific grazing items you might want to avoid.
  • Cures for Our Ailing Health-Care System

    With health care emerging as a major issue in the 2008 presidential race, NEWSWEEK asked seven Harvard experts to identify specific problems that ought to be addressed, and the steps that should be taken to solve them.
  • Health for Life: What's Next in Medicine

    The pace of change in medical science is breathtaking. Big breakthroughs, like last month's announcement about stem cells derived from genetically engineered adult skin cells, often seem like business as usual. Of course, the essential irony of modern medicine is that we need all the new weapons we can come up with to battle the same relentless old foes. Infertility, cancer, memory loss, obesity, mental illness, even the great octopus that is the American health-care system itself. All of these and more are forever on the minds of the doctors, scientists and researchers featured in the following pages. Their work is our future. Welcome to it.
  • Jogging Your Memory

    You can push your aging brain to recall more facts and dates, scientists say, if you use a little muscle.
  • A Changing Portrait Of DNA

    Every day, it seems, scientists learn something new about how our genes work. The latest insights into the dazzling and complex machinery of life itself.
  • How Diet Affects Fertility

    In a groundbreaking new book, Harvard researchers look at the role of diet, exercise and weight control in fertility. Guarantee: you will be surprised.
  • Washington’s New AIDS Battle

    Washington, D.C., has the nation's highest HIV-infection rate. The woman leading the city's fight against the AIDS epidemic discusses her battle plan--and why even these new numbers may be an underestimation.
  • The Candidates' AIDS Plans

    Why the candidates should detail their plans to address this national and global health threat—now.
  • My Turn: AIDS & Crystal Meth

    How addiction to crystal methamphetamine is threatening the gay community's long struggle to turn a corner on the AIDS epidemic.
  • Do Hot Showers Dry Your Skin?

    A steamy shower may sound soothing on a cold winter day. But it can actually make skin that's already dry feel even worse.
  • How to Beat Bunions

    Surgery isn't the only option for dealing with the unsightly bumps. A guide to easing the pain of this mostly female foot problem.
  • Do Women and Alcohol Mix?

    Studies on the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption abound, but many apply more to men than women. Here are five factors women should consider before they drink.
  • Love, Loss—And Love

    The death of a young child can devastate a family. How couples decide they're ready to try again.
  • Oprah Winfrey's Thyroid Problem

    The popular talk-show host recently revealed that she's been suffering from a thyroid condition, an underdiagnosed problem that affects as many as 27 million Americans.
  • 6 Holiday Sanity Savers

    Cringing at the thought of another overbooked Christmas? We consulted with some experts to learn how to survive the holiday season.
  • More Good News on Chocolate

    Not only does it taste good, studies show that it improves blood flow to your heart, lowers blood pressure, and other good stuff. What you need to know about a sweet and healthy favorite.
  • Feeling The Cool Breeze

    Building Asian cities on environmental principles is the fastest and cheapest way to reduce its demand for energy—and cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
  • Is Concierge Medicine Worth It?

    Daniel Khani was feeling healthy, but he did have a medical problem or, rather, a problem with medicine: he thought he wasn't getting enough of it. The basic physical he got each year was, well, basic. Khani, a wealthy real-estate investor, was accustomed to better treatment in the rest of his life. So in September, he went to the Concierge Medicine clinic in Los Angeles for what he considered the ultimate in medical care: the same kind the president gets.As part of his Presidential Physical, over two days Khani, 66, underwent a battery of fancy-sounding tests not usually included in a standard exam—"dilated direct opthalmoscopy," "fiberoptic nasolaryngoscopy," several ultrasounds, a tuberculosis test—all of them based on the regimen that White House physicians administer annually. "It made me feel good to be getting the same thing the president's getting," says Khani. Doctors sat with him for hours, lavishing him with personal attention, and they sent him for something even the...
  • Following His Green Dream

    Al Gore just won a Nobel Prize for teaching the world to think green, but he's also showing he knows a thing or two about another kind of green: money. Since 2000, according to published reports, the former veep has transformed himself from a public servant with around $1 million in the bank to a sparkling private consultant with a net worth estimated to be north of $100 million. He's a senior adviser to Google, a board member at Apple and now a newly minted general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Silicon Valley venture-capital firm that made billions investing early in Netscape, Amazon and Google.Gore has pledged to hand over his KP "salary" to Alliance for Climate Protection, a nonprofit he chairs. But the gift is more symbolic than material. Gore's salary—his cut of the 2 percent "management fee" that KP partners get on all investments—is typically a sliver of the total compensation that VCs receive. If Gore's profit-sharing deal is anything like the firm's...
  • Screening Risky Organ Donors

    What happens when the gift of life comes with complications? Recent cases of HIV transmission via organ transplants have doctors rethinking what they should tell patients about their donors.
  • Vaccine Debate Heads to Court

    Maryland school officials are taking parents to court for refusing to inoculate their kids. Could other districts follow suit?
  • Can Vitamin C Cure Your Cold?

    When the sniffles strike, many of us reach for a glass of orange juice or a vitamin C supplement. But are they really effective?
  • Treating Women with HIV

    Women make up a growing percentage of new cases, so why are so many doctors still treating it like it's only a male disease?
  • My Battle With Lymphoma

    When I was diagnosed with advanced non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, I vowed to outrun the disease.
  • Top Ten Runner’s Mistakes

    Whether you're a sporadic jogger or a dedicated sprinter, it's easy to slip into some bad habits. Here's how to avoid the most common ones.