May 2012

  • Illustration showing 3 people from behind, with their arms around each other.

    The Sorrow of Suicide

    Awareness and Action Can Help Save a Life

    Suicide is tragic. It cuts a life short and devastates the family, friends and loved ones left behind. Only 2 decades ago, little was known about the biology of suicide. Today scientists are uncovering new clues to help those at risk for suicidal thoughts and actions.

  • Illustration of a No Swimming sign at the beach.

    Summer Swimtime

    Staying Healthy at the Pool and Beach

    Summer is a great time to have fun in the water. But recreational waters—including swimming pools, lakes and oceans—can sometimes get contaminated with bacteria and viruses. Learn how to stay safe and healthy.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Lesley Earl
  • Harrison Wein