The following is a list of recommended consumer health magazines, newsletters, and publication series. Titles marked with a are indexed in MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's computer index of medical journal articles.
CONSUMER HEALTH MAGAZINES
Exceptional Parent Psy-Ed Corporation. Monthly, 1 year (12 issues) $36. For subscription information, call (800) EPARENT (800/372-7368)
Practical, understanding advice for parents of children and young adults with disabilities. Ask-the-experts column. Table of contents, article summaries, special reports, and highlights are online at Exceptional Parent website.
Health Time Publishing Ventures, P.O. Box 56863, Boulder CO 80322-6863. 1 year (10 issues) $18. For subscription information, call (800)274-2522.
Readable, in-depth articles on topics such as breast cancer, exercise, current health topics; practical suggestions for healthy living for busy lifestyles. Includes food topics and recipes.
FDA Consumer Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. 1 year (10 issues) $15.
Published by the Food and Drug Administration.
Also available on the Internet at the FDA
website. Authoritative source of easy-to-read, lengthy articles on
current health topics, such as food safety, medical devices, health fraud,
diseases. Lists new FDA drug approvals. Includes photographs and illustrations.
Emphasis on cancer prevention through good nutrition. Practical suggestions for increasing healthy food in one's diet, realistic recipes for family and entertaining. Excerpts online at the American Institute for Cancer Research website.
Harvard Health Letter P.O. Box 420300, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0030. 1 year (12 issues) $32.
Authoritative, interpretation technical information. Each issue focuses on several main topics. Understandable writing style.
Harvard Heart Letter P.O. Box 420379, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0379. 1 year (12 issues)$32.
In-depth articles on current topics related to heart disease.
Harvard Men's Health Watch P.O. Box 420099, Palm Coast, FL 32142-8895. 1 year (12 issues) $32.
Focus on men's health concerns. Topics of current interest such as PSA testing, cardiac stress testing, weight loss.
Harvard Women's Health Watch P.O. Box 420234, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0234. 1 year (12 issues) $32.
A few, comprehensive articles monthly on women's health issues. Valuable, in-depth source.
Highlights from Harvard Health publications are on the Harvard Health Publications website.
HealthFacts Center for Medical Consumers, 237 Thompson Street, New York, NY. 10012. 1 year (12 issues) $21.
Analyzes effectiveness of medical and surgical procedures. References to medical research studies. Published by consumer activist health organization.
Health News: Straight Talk on the Medical Headlines. From the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine, P.O. Box 52924, Boulder, CO 80322-2924. 1 year (17 issues) $29.
Interpretation of current issues in medicine and health care. Color and graphics.
Johns Hopkins Health Insider. 800-988-1127. 960C Harvest Drive, P.O. Box 1097, Blue Bell, PA, 19422. 1 year (12 issues) $36.95. For subscription information, call (800)988-1127..
Attractive, eight page newsletter that focuses on current topics such as advisability of taking statin drugs for heart attack prevention, smoking cessation products, relaxation techniques. Articles written by specialists at Johns Hopkins University. Articles and links to websites for additional information on the Internet at the Johns Hopkins Health Insider website .
Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50. P.O. Box 420179, Palm Coast, FL, 32142. 1 year (12 issues) $28.
Focus is on health concerns of those over 50. Information on new developments in medical care, wellness, nutrition, managing diseases and medical conditions.
Mayo Clinic Health Letter: reliable information for a healthier life. Published by the Mayo Foundation. 1 year (12 issues) $27. For subscription information, call 800-333-9037.
Very attractive and colorful. Oriented to diseases and prevention.
Nutrition Action Health Letter Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009. 1 year (10 issues) $24.
Dynamite format with editorial zeal. Encourages
readers to stay healthy through good nutrition. This is the organization
that exposed the high fat content of movie theater popcorn and opposed
the FDA approval of Olean, the fat substitute.
Series of more than 90 comprehensive, readable, authoritative 6 to 8 page reports on specific diseases and health conditions. Includes resources to contact for additional information. Excellent overviews. Periodically updated.
Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information
Lyman Maynard Stowe Library
University of Connecticut Health Center
June 24, 1999
Copyright 1999. All Rights Reserved.