Clearly, a world of health information is out there and readily available if you want it. The problem is one of navigating through it to worthy destinations. Finding your way to relevant, trustworthy information, presented in terms that are not only understandable but appealing to your interests, is still a challenge.
That is why we dare to think Scientific American Body has something special to offer to the curious health consumer. Scientific American has been covering new developments in medicine, science and technology for more than 162 years. It brings together leading health professionals and experienced journalists to explain the significance of new discoveries, the state of current knowledge and the bright possibilities just coming over the horizon. And as the realm of knowledge about health and medicine continues to expand, Scientific American is proud to present new offerings in print and online to keep you informed about it.
We believe that sophisticated health readers want more than a service-oriented breakdown of what to eat, what drugs to take and how to exercise. Scientific American Body therefore brings you just enough of the science underlying health recommendations for you to draw your own conclusions about their solidity or even their safety. Yet we also realize that health and wellness is not purely a matter of medical science—that there is an artistry to healing that needs to take into account the whole of a person. Thus, Body also includes voices of personal testimonial, discussing their own experiences with illness, recovery and prevention. We are also eager to take a clear-eyed look at the state of alternative medicine and to hail it for its successes or to criticize it for its failures, depending on what the data show.
Here are some articles featured in this edition...
Not Just a Pump by Wray Herbert
Testosterone’s Bad Rep by Christopher Mims
The Skinny on
the Environment by Kathryn Brown
Getting to Know Nutraceuticals by Thomas Hayden
Managing Diabetes by Sara Sklaroff and John Rennie, with Justin Ewers
Is There Really an
Autism Epidemic? by Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz
Saving Troubled Knees by Karen Hopkin
Where Is the AIDS Vaccine? by JR Minkel
The Ultimate Blood Test by Philip Yam
Five New Year’s Resolutions You Owe Yourself by Charles Q. Choi
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