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Contents SUMMER 2015 THE BIG STORY Ways to enjoy a summer bounty of tomatoes PAGE 46 Decoding the mind: normal feelings or a sign to seek help? PAGE 16 IN EVERY ISSUE 2 3 4 6 33 38 40 42 FEATURES 8 9 28 10 49 Heads Up Take a look at the common signs and symptoms of concussion. Mental Illness: More Common Than You Think You might be surprised by the prevalence of mental illness in the United States. Bending Perceptions Soccer star David Beckham achieves stellar success in spite of obsessivecompulsive disorder. 14 A Healthy Mind The mind is a powerful thing, and that's not all in your head. 22 The Stroke Handbook A complete guide to stroke risks, symptoms and recovery. Boosting the Brain Supplements are said to fight dementia, improve memory and more. But can a pill really help? Opportunities Abound We map out area parks that are perfect for running, walking or hiking. 52 Sleep Well, Even with Your Crazy Summer Schedule Long, sunny days beckon us to have fun outside-but they can also throw off sleep-wake cycles. 56 All Work and No Play? It's important to your health and your relationships that you unplug and recharge once in a while. We'll show you how. Phil's Feature 3 Easy Ways Out of the White Coat Healthy Dose This Just In The Truth About Germs How To: Stop a Headache Quiz: Freak Out or Chill Out? 44 At a Glance: Sizing Up MIS 46 In the Market: Tomatoes 48 Health by the Numbers: Heartbreaking Statistics Can supplements boost your brain? PAGE 28 54 Rethinking Comfort Food What your brain wants you to eat might not be good for your body. Check out these healthy swaps for every meal of the day. COVER PHOTO BY MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/CORBIS SUMME R 2015 1

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