Will Any Organ Do?

Transplant surgeons are increasingly using organs from bad donors. But with little known for certain about the consequences, doctors are confronting complex medical and ethical questions.

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The Not-So-Tell-Tale Heart

Sudden death in athletes is more common than you might think. What to do about it, however, remains a dilemma.
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Artificial Wombs

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O’s Eating Well Makeovers

One is short on time, the other is short on money. Can they still eat well? We asked a team of experts for their best tips on making healthy meals that are fast and cheap—and still taste great.

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Weighing the Evidence on Exercise

Does working out really help you lose weight—or keep it off?

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Stretching: The Truth

Forget everything you know about warming up. This is how it’s done.
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Nine Great Ways to Connect with Your World

Looking for closer friendships, stronger family ties, or a better relationship? Join the crowd.
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Super Athletes

Older competitors are defying the laws of science and aging. Heed their secrets and you can, too.

Mar 2011
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How to Speed up Your Metabolism

We challenged one real woman to rev her metabolism, using every means available. It wasn’t pretty. But it was worth it—she lost weight.

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Vote of Confidence

A huge black turnout in November 1992 altered Chicago’s electoral landscape—and raised a new political star: a 31-year-old lawyer named Barack Obama.

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What You Should Know about Pregnancy

Learn about the relationship you have with your baby during pregnancy and learn how you can be healthy during pregnancy.

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The Woman Who Makes Shopping Meaningful

Who says you can’t buy hope? Willa Shalit is proving that shopping can transform other people’s lives.