What's in Men's Health? DECEMBER 2005
TECH GUIDE ISSUE
IS YOUR CITY LIMP? MH RANKS 101 CITIES ON ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)
Studies show that smoking raises the risk of ED, so it will come as no surprise to the people of Greensboro, NC, home of the nation's third-largest tobacco manufacturer, that they're dead limpest in MH's rankings of 101 cities, followed by Montgomery, AL (#100), Shreveport, LA (#99), and Birmingham, AL (#98)—which all earned F's. The only cities earning an "A+": San Francisco, CA (#1), Colorado Springs (#2) and Denver, CO (#3). "MetroGrades: The Limpest Cities" (p. 98)
AN END TO HEART ATTACKS: THE GREATEST MEDICAL REVOLUTION OF THE CENTURY
Nearly a half million American men will die of heart disease this year. But according to the chief of cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic, "There won't be such a thing as a heart attack in the next 10 years. We're on the verge of making it extinct. We're now at the point where I can say, with confidence, that one of the greatest medical revolutions of the century is about to begin." The good news does have a grim exception: One unique type of cardiac sufferer has proven resistant to every new procedure. MH visited the top 5 heart hospitals in the country to find out firsthand what our best doctors are doing to defeat our deadliest disease. PLUS: Test your heart health with 10 simple questions.
"Death Threats (Part 3 of 3); Your Heart, Your Health" (p.164)
NEW SCIENCE SHOWS HOW TO CHANGE YOUR "LUCK"
Do you chat with strangers while standing in line at the bank? Expect good things will happen to you? Trust your gut instincts? A recent rash of research suggests that there's a lot more to luck than mere chance. Not only can we understand why many seemingly chance things happen, but we can actually influence them. The key is recognizing that pure chance is almost nonexistent. "Just My Luck" (p. 180)
CAN THE 24/7 COVERAGE OF RECENT DISASTERS SAVE YOUR LIFE?
9/11. Abu Ghraib. The tsunami. Katrina.The more gruesome the event, the more we tune in. Scientists say we watch partly for self-preservation: Paying attention to other people's disasters is a way to keep the same things from happening to us. Psychologists call it "instructed fear," and it might just save your life.
"Why You Can't Turn Away" (p. 152)
WHAT WOMEN REALLY WANT MEN TO WEAR
Fifty-four percent of women think that men look "hottest" in faded vintage-style jeans; 85% recommend they ditch the pleats for flat front pants. This according to a recent MH poll of 800 women on what's hot (leather loafers), and what's not (cowboy boots). "Seduce Her with Style" (p. 172)
MH "TECH GUIDE ‘06" UNVEILS 100 BEST NEW "TOYS"
Men's Health tested, tortured, used, abused, rated and ranked the latest cell phones, computers, home entertainment systems, cameras, sports gear, tools and toys to come up with its second annual "Tech Guide 100 Best," including a digital camera that lets you beam photos to anyone in your rolodex, a device that will allow you to carry 250 full-length movies, and the high definition gaming system that will change the way you look at gaming forever. PLUS: How to solve all of your problems with a cell phone, three new jam-dodging technologies to help avoid gridlock, and the questions you need to answer before making the move to HDTV. Flip Cover. "Tech Guide 2005" (p. 1 - 50)
Plus: Adrien Brody's "King Kong" Muscle Plan (p. 160), Your In-Laws: A Survival Guide (p. 100),
How to Come Through in the Clutch (p. 146), 3 Simple Rules for Holiday Eating (p. 136),
Never Throw Up at the Office Party & Other Bits of Career-Saving Wisdom for the Holidays (p. 120)