January 2010

  • Illustration of a family singing around a piano.

    Strike a Chord for Health

    Music Matters for Body and Mind

    Scientists are exploring how music can influence our bodies and minds. Ultimately, they hope to harness the power of music to develop new treatments for stroke, autism and many other conditions.

  • Illustration of woman gently washing her face.

    Understanding Acne

    How to Banish Breakouts

    There are many myths about what causes acne. Some people blame foods or dirty skin for their outbreaks. But there's little evidence that either has much effect.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Bryan Ewsichek (design)
  • Margaret Georgiann (illustrations)
  • Harrison Wein