Feb/Mar 2013

Features

Why Can’t We Have a Baby?

When Marisa and Doug Horowitz-Jaffe decided to start a family, they didn’t expect to have trouble. “There weren’t any red flags,” says Marisa, then 30. But after six months of well-timed trying and no signs of pregnancy, the couple went for help.   More...

Gluten-Free Decadent Desserts

Perhaps your boss is coming over for dinner. Or your in-laws are visiting. Or you’re entertaining a “special someone” for the first time. Whatever the event, you’d love a show-stopping dessert guaranteed to make your guests swoon. But what if your diet restricts gluten, the top eight allergens—and refined sugar? Luckily, these gluten-free recipes deliciously fit the bill.   More...

FODMAP: Road Map for IBS

Subscribers Only — Irritable Bowel Syndrome interferes with life. People who have it narrate a frustrating journey of countless tests and recurring symptoms that wax and wane but are rarely relieved for long.   More...

Breathe Easy

Subscribers Only — A heavy, congested cough wracked Gina La Rosa’s small frame for several months each year starting at age 5. The cough kept her up at night, leaving her exhausted during the day and it made her self-conscious when she couldn’t stop the coughing fits that disrupted class in school. In the winter, when the cold air could exacerbate her condition, Gina stayed inside while all her friends went out for recess each day. The pulmonologist diagnosed Gina with allergy-induced asthma but physicians could never nail down exactly what triggered her wet, deep-chest cough.   More...