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Contents
SUMMER 2017

THE BIG
STORY

Zucchini crackers ...
yum! PAGE 46

Whether you
have babies in
your life or greatgrandparents,
you're a caregiver.
PAGE 14

IN EVERY ISSUE

FEATURES

6

Hysterectomy
Decoded
It's one of the most
common procedures
among women. But how
much do you really know
about hysterectomy?

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A Labor of Love
Unpaid caregivers play
a major role in healthcare in the United States.
Laughing
for Dad
Amy Schumer's
career as a
comedian was
shaped by her
father's multiple sclerosis.

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Giving Care
What you need to
know to care for
the most important people
in your life.

22

An Ounce of
Prevention,
Just for Her
A guide to the screenings
girls and women need,
and when to get them.

28

Timing Is
Everything
Know what steps
to take in case of stroke,
whether it happened six
minutes or six months ago.

49

Getting Closure
A faulty heart
valve doesn't
have to mean open-heart surgery, as a young Lynchburg
dad discovered.

52

The Other
Dementias
Is it always
Alzheimer's? Some types
of dementia can be even
more devastating and
strike younger.

2 Life in Balance
3 Healthy Dose
8 Ask the Expert:
Recovery Made Easier
32 The Quick List
33 This Just In
38 The Truth About
Pregnancy After 35
40 How To: Stop Prediabetes
42 Quiz: Freak Out or
Chill Out?
44 At a Glance: Heart Tests
46 In the Market: Zucchini
48 Health by the Numbers:
Mental Health
56 Make 1 Change: Apply
Sunscreen Every Day
Is frozen yogurt
healthier than
ice cream?
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A Lifesaving Pitch

When Cindy Burner turned
50, she scheduled her first
routine colonoscopy. It saved
her life-and prompted a
one-woman crusade to
save others.

COVER PHOTO BY MIKE COPPOLA/GETTY IMAGES; FROZEN YOGURT BY THINKSTOCK

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