After a successful series of infertility treatments, Kristen Cohen and her husband, Lee, had two sets of twin boys, now ages 6 and 2. They also had about a dozen embryos that they no longer needed but could not imagine going to waste. "We went through so much to create these embryos," says Kristen. "This was much more than blood, sweat and tears." The Cohens had also benefited firsthand from medical research; Lee, who has cystic fibrosis, has been helped by advanced treatments.
College students now have more to stress about than finals: they are as much at risk for serious diseases, like diabetes, as their parents or grandparents.A new study of 800 undergrads at the University of New Hampshire found many students had risk factors ranging from high cholesterol to low bone density.