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  • Top 7 Medical Misconceptions

    According to a new study, even doctors fall prey to common medical misconceptions. Here's the straight story on everything from postmortem hair growth to Halloween candy hazards.
  • Twice Touched by Fire, This Californian is Still Dreamin’

    It's been two months since devastating wildfires swept through southern California, and while more than 2,200 San Diego families lost their homes, the crisis—for now—is over. The fires that chased and terrified us last fall are now just something my wife, daughter and I mention as we sit beside the Christmas tree counting our blessings. But while all is seemingly calm and bright in our home this holiday week, inside me, uneasiness still stirs. Not only because so many people, including good friends, have sadly lost everything, and not only because the threat of a future fire still looms. But also because, for the first time in 25 years, I've actually begun to question my decision to live in this place I've so often called paradise.Surviving two hellish wildfires in four years will do that to you. It gave us pause to ponder our attachment to home, and what that means. My decision to move here seemed like a good one at the time: I was an Iowa boy with images of golden, endless...
  • Unusual Ways the Lonely Cope

    The holidays can be difficult for the socially isolated, but focusing on pets or even inanimate objects helps the lonely cope.
  • Ornish: Forget About Willpower

    The real secret to sticking to your New Year's resolutions is knowing you want to lose weight and live healthier. Fear of dying is not sustainable; joy of living is.
  • Avoid Holiday Booze Blunders

    'Tis the season for uncomfortable moments if you don't drink alcohol or are hosting someone who doesn't. Here are our tips on teetotaler etiquette.
  • Health Risks of Cell-Phone Use

    More Americans are giving up their landlines for cell phones, but new research indicates that there may be health risks associated with long-term wireless use. What's a mobile addict to do?
  • Bigger Breasts for Boomers

    More older women are getting breast surgery than ever before, in the hopes of reclaiming their pre-pregnancy figures.
  • Living Without My Legs

    When a blood clot left me paralyzed from the chest down, I thought about giving up. Then I learned to appreciate what I still had.
  • Five Office Health Hazards

    Desk jockeys beware: The average working environment can take a surprising toll on your health. Here's how to avoid the hazards.
  • New Ebola Strain: Many Unknowns

    Doctors are investigating a new strain of Ebola that has erupted in Uganda, killing 22 people and raising fears of infections farther afield.
  • Dreams and Suitcases

    An attic in a former insane asylum offers a vivid reminder of the ways we've treated the mentally ill.
  • Randy Jackson’s Diabetes Battle

    The 'American Idol' judge was diagnosed in 2001 with the disease that affects an estimated 20.8 million Americans. Could you be among them?
  • 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.