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March 24, 2017

Hi everyone,

People sometimes want to know how we decide what to cover in the health section at TIME. When we're doing our job right, we get ideas all over the place. Yes, there are new scientific studies. "Guys. Did you see the new study about X?" is how many of our meetings start, because we're constantly scouring the new journals to see how the science on a given issue is evolving. The latest is all just below this little note, so scroll down for those. But studies are only part of what we do.

The other piece of it—the thing that makes me love what I do—is the stuff of real life. That comes from the mail we get from you, our readers (more on that in a second). It comes from the questions we get from strangers at cocktail parties. (Seriously, you would be shocked by what people will tell you when they find out you do this for a living.) And then there are the miraculous, humbling, heartbreaking and beautiful things we experience ourselves. The brother who dies of cancer. The cousin who gets pregnant after a decade trying. The mentor with early-stage dementia. The great aunt who ran her first marathon at 70. The weird rash we got last Tuesday.

So we want to hear from you, our readers, about two things—though you should always feel free to color outside the lines:

a) What kinds of health stories do you want to read more of from us?

b) How has health—your own, that of your loves ones—impacted your life recently?

You can reach us at health@time.com.

Be well,

Siobhan O'Connor
TIME Executive Editor

News you need
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History proves the dangers of underfunded health programs

Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden writes that proposed budgets from the White House will make Americans less safe.

What we're reading
How to Become a More Positive Person in 21 Days

Relish the many small moments that bring you daily delight.

The benefits of being an older mother

Women who have their first child after age 25 are more likely to live to age 90.

Getting enough sleep feels like winning the lottery

Improving your sleep is well worth the effort.

Should I eat this?
5 reasons you're not losing weight on a vegan diet

Plant-based junk food is still junk food.

You asked, we answered
How do I cure an upset stomach?

Here are some helpful, natural remedies.

What to cook this week

Here's a hunger-satisfying recipe from our friends at Cooking Light. Also, if you liked our online list of 100 filling foods, you can find the book version in stores and on Amazon.

Roasted Cauliflower with Pomegranate and Pine Nuts

Cooking Light / Jennifer Causey

 

One more thing before you go
The story behind the first AIDS drug

It was approved 30 years ago.

 
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