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Contents
FALL 2017

THE BIG
STORY

Find your strength
in the face of a
chronic condition.
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FEATURES

4

Seven Basic Health
Screenings Everyone
Should Have
These common screenings
can uncover the beginnings
of chronic diseases and
track your risk.

6

Stressed at Work?
Feeling the pressure?
Make these 10 tips
from a UVA mindfulness
guru your go-to strategy
to reduce stress.

9

Tough Stuff
Humans have a
remarkable ability
to persevere in spite of
health conditions-and
that goes for you, too.

10

A Survivor's
Mission
Actress Kathy
Bates spreads
awareness about
lymphedema, an
often-overlooked
side effect of
cancer treatment.

14

Resilient You
Whether you
have cancer, a
disability, heart disease
or another challenge, you
have the power to take
action to feel better.

22

The Real Risks
It's a scary world
out there. But
are we scared of the wrong
things? (Yes.)

28

New Parent
Survival Kit
Tips to keep you,
your baby and the entire
family somewhat sane in
the early months.

52

Pelvic Floor
Dysfunction
Half of all women
with urinary incontinence
never report this medical
condition to their doctors.

IN EVERY ISSUE
2 Life in Balance:
Building Resilience
3 Make 1 Change:
Eat at Home
8 Ask the Expert:
Clinical Trial Myths
32 The Quick List
33 This Just In
38 The Truth About
Female Longevity
40 How To: Avoid an
Emergency
42 Quiz: Freak Out or
Chill Out?
44 At a Glance: Surgery
46 In the Market: Eggplant
48 Health by the Numbers:
Joint Replacements
56 Healthy Dose: Yogurt &
Depression

Is a doughnut or
hot chocolate the
better indulgence?
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Like Father,
Like Son

In a two-year span, this father
and son from Charlottesville
faced a brain tumor and an
aortic dissection-often
mistaken for a heart attack.
COVER PHOTO BY GETTY/DAVID CROTTY; INSET PHOTO OF KATHY BATES BY GETTY/STEFANIE KEENAN

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