April 2014

  • Cartoon of a “No-Smoking” sign in an open outdoor area, with nearby people enjoying a picnic lunch.

    Stamp Out Smoking

    Tobacco-Free Living

    Researchers have found effective ways to help people quit smoking—or prevent them from starting in the first place. The tricky part is putting these tools to use.

  • Cartoon of a vial labeled “Shingles Vaccine” and a prescription for antiviral medication.

    The Sting of Shingles

    Vaccine, Treatments Reduce Risks

    If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you may be at risk for a painful disease called shingles as you grow older. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent shingles or ease its serious effects.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Sara Crocoll
  • Harrison Wein