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Contents
WINTER 2016

THE BIG
STORY

Kale is all the rage
for good reason.
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Take it easy: You
can improve your
health in small,
manageable steps.
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IN EVERY ISSUE

FEATURES

4

In an Instant
Healthy one minute,
struggling to survive
the next. Find inspiration
in two Virginia women
who faced unexpected
health crises.

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Long Live Us
We're living longer
than ever. How about
living better, too?

A Strong Voice
TV star and cancer survivor Sofia
Vergara is one of
many Americans
who deal
with a thyroid
condition.

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Making the Best
of Every Day
Simple strategies
for eating better, exercising more and coping with
chronic diseases.

22

When Cancer
Hits Home
A cancer diagnosis has a major impact
on the whole family, and
everybody needs support.

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Take a Look
Inside
You know the
abbreviations, from CT to
MRI. But what do these
scans actually do?

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Ovarian Cancer
See what's making it possible
to live longer-and better-
with this disease.

52

Menopause
Survival Guide
Yes, there is a
plan to help you not only
survive, but also thrive,
during this life transition.

2 Life in Balance
3 Healthy Dose
8 Ask the Expert:
Why Call the Midwife
32 The Quick List
33 This Just In
38 The Truth About
Depression
40 How To: Share a Diagnosis
42 Quiz: Freak Out
or Chill Out?
44 At a Glance:
Inside a Stroke
46 In the Market: Kale
48 Health by the Numbers:
Medication Mishaps
Hit the treadmill or the weights?
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54

You're
Not Alone

Facing a rare health
condition? Like Liz
Amos, you don't have
to feel like the only one.

COVER PHOTO BY MARK DAVIS/GETTY IMAGES | RUNNER BY SVETIKD/GETTY IMAGES |
KALE SALAD BY JENNIFER BOGGS/AMY PALIWODA/GLOW IMAGES | DUMBBELL BY FSTOP/GLOW IMAGES

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