February 2014

  • Illustration of a woman clutching a tissue near her face while talking with her doctor, who has a prescription pad handy.

    Stop the Spread of Superbugs

    Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

    Antibiotics can destroy many types of bacteria that can make us sick. Sadly, our overuse of antibiotics is helping to create new drug-resistant “superbugs” that are difficult to defeat.

  • Illustration of an older man sitting on the edge of his bed and gripping his foot that has a painful swelling at the base of the big toe.

    Gripped by Gout

    Avoiding the Ache and Agony

    Sudden, painful swelling at the base of the big toe is often the first warning sign of gout. It can affect other joints as well. The good news is, most types of gout are treatable, especially if caught early.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Dana Steinberg
  • Harrison Wein