Your Health: Mar. 1, 1999

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HAPPY AT LAST Researchers said last week that for most of the Americans between ages 40 and 65 they surveyed, midlife is a time of good health, financial stability and an overall sense of well-being. As for that midlife crisis, only about 10% said they experienced one. For all their optimism, however, most folks tend to underestimate their future risk of cancer and heart disease.

STANDING TALL Synthetic growth hormones help short, healthy kids achieve new heights--sometimes. The first major study to follow such youngsters through adulthood concludes that on average, 50% of patients who received the daily hormone...

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