What's in Men's Health Mart 2006
SPRING '06 GUIDE TO STYLE ISSUE
SPECIAL REPORT: IS LIFE TOO LOUD?
Doctors are always warning us about "silent killers," but the real danger may be a health hazard that's anything but quiet. The world has grown louder, thanks to everything from jets that roar over our heads to the iPods that blast in our ears. Evidence is mounting that our bodies might not be ready for this kind of rumble. Not only are hearing problems on the rise—at last count, more than 30 million Americans had some kind of hearing loss—but research suggests that noise, even relatively low-level noise, may be destroying our health, contributing to everything from sleep disorders and stress to high blood pressure and heart disease. Noise, it seems, may be quietly killing us. Plus: 5 common noisemakers and their quieter counterparts.
"Is Life Too Loud?" p. 106
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS: INSIDE THE MEDICAL PIPELINE OF THE IRAQI WAR
This is the story of the pipeline that has served more than 16,000 wounded U.S. servicemen and women, including most recently, ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff and his cameraman Doug Vogt, since the War on Terror began. MH contributing editor and war-zone veteran Bob Drury provides an in-depth and intense look into the pilots, medics, surgeons, mechanics, nurses and litter bears that make this pipeline flow. MH spent one month, on-the-scene, to experience this first-hand battlefield account of how combat surgeons perform under fire—and how the treatment breakthroughs they make will shape civilian medical care for years to come. The magazine spent four months petitioning the government to gain this access. Says Drury: "No story I have ever reported has moved me as much as this one…"
"The Doctors of War" (p. 113)
SPRING 2006 GUIDE TO STYLE: RED HOT RIGHT NOW
Thin is in (in suit silhouettes and ties), white is cool, and dirty-looking jeans are out (for now), according to designers, retailers, and alpha guys MH editors interviewed for this biannual style guide.
Not everything will work for every man, but if you choose right, you'll find style elements that will invigorate the classics in your closet. Plus: Exploring the style of Annapolis' James Franco, surfer Laird Hamilton, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and indie band TV on the Radio; 4 ways to dress better by Clinton Kelly, cohost of TLC's What Not to Wear; the coolest watches, skin grooming products and more.
"Guide to Style/Spring 2006" (Flip Cover, pp. 1-52)
WHAT NEW ORLEANS CAN TEACH YOUR CITY
Rebuilding the Big Easy is an opportunity to improve health, fitness, and crime problems that have plagued the city for years. Mayors everywhere take heed: Here are 6 proven ways to make any hometown a safer and healthier place, including adding traffic circles, outlawing drive-thrus, and making it easier to walk to work. "What New Orleans Can Teach Us" (p. 80)
Plus: The Cancer Affecting Young Men at Record Rates (p. 104);
Decoding Prescription Bottle Labelese (p. 48); How to Fix Everything at Every Age with Food (p. 136);
The Average Guy and Basketball (p. 152); Memory Tips from a Brainiac (p. 72);
Question of the Month: Which Famous Body Part Would You Most Like to Have? (p. 40)
Men's Health DECEMBER 2005