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Contents
Winter 2019

THE BIG
STORY

Give turnips
another try.
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IN EVERY ISSUE

Steps to help
you feel better-
everywhere.
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FEATURES

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Which Doctor
Should I See?
Four differences
between family and internal
medicine physicians.

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Our Families,
Our Health
How your genetics
affect everything from
your mental health to your
likelihood of having twins.

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The Power of Us
After experiencing
the early loss of
his father, This Is
Us actor Sterling
K. Brown
committed to a
healthy lifestyle
for himself and his
children.

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Whole-Body
Harmony
Eat foods to boost

your brainpower, figure
out why you're having
trouble sleeping and tame
a badgering cough.

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The Ties
That Bind
How important
are genetics, really, when
it comes to cancer risk?

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A Healthier
Spouse
Although it's
not your job to keep your
significant other healthy,
there are easy, hassle-free
ways to help.

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Why Don't
We Screen for
These Cancers?
Some cancers don't
have routine screening
guidelines-which makes
them surprisingly easy
to miss.

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An Early Start,
a Promising
Future
Born at 23 weeks at Northside
Hospital Gwinnett, two
siblings plan their future.

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Holiday Health
Warning Signs
Reuniting with
family this season? Subtle
changes could indicate
a health issue.

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From the Editorial Board
3 Easy Ways
Out of the White Coat
Healthy Dose
The Quick List
This Just In
The Truth: Vaping
How To: Help a Loved
One with Addiction
Quiz: Freak Out
or Chill Out?
At a Glance: Heart Surgery
In the Market: Turnips
Health by the Numbers:
Osteoporosis
Ask the Expert

Holiday showdown:
mashed potatoes
vs. green bean
casserole.
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Planning for
Pregnancy

An OB/GYN explains
what you need to know
before embarking on
parenthood.

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