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Smoke Out!
By 2030, Nicotiana tabacum will kill more people than any other cause, experts predict. Jonathan Samet and the Institute for Global Tobacco Control are using science and education to slow this raging epidemic.
By Brian W. Simpson

Cover art by Terry Miura

 

 

Race to Health
From infant mortality to life expectancy, African- American health—and health care—fails to equal that of whites. A new center seeks solutions to America’s continuing health disparities.
By Martha Thomas

Off the Scale
Two in three Americans are overweight. The plethora of fad diets available over the years obviously hasn’t helped. What’s needed, School researchers say, is an environmental change.
By Melissa Hendricks

 

 

        

Editor's Note
The first step toward global security must be to ensure basic health for all people.


Letters

Congrats on asthma breakthrough; remembering the Ubiquiteers; etc.


Beyond the Headlines
A new magazine section delivers science-based insight on controversial health issues. First topic: mammograms.


Welch Wanderings

New clues to reversing lead’s damage; loss of the space shuttle; surveying Iraqi health care; and other news.


Prologues
As cholera raced through refugee camps in 1971, scientists gambled on a simple oral solution.


Dispatches
One of the most powerful people in health care; a scientific memoir of pollution; and other profiles.


Et AL

The problem with personalized public health.


 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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