May 13, 2008

Touring Your Body, One Story at a Time

The New York Times today published a pull-out special section, “A Guided Tour of Your Body,” with articles and advice on healthy aging for every body part.

The graphics are a bit surreal to look at in print, but it makes more sense online, where each body part is an interactive link to a related story (don’t say you weren’t warned that the shoulders and knees lead to nowhere). Online additions include links to exercises, test-your-knowledge quizzes and health risk calculators.

Update: The knee now connects, as you might expect, to a story on knee surgery.

2 Responses to “Touring Your Body, One Story at a Time”

  1. Maria Says:

    Maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough, but it seems they left out anything genitalia-related (with the exception of the male prostate). Surely there are important health issues relating to cervix, uterus, ovaries, vagina, etc?

  2. Christine C. Says:

    You are absolutely right. The interactive illustration is similar to sexless med school anatomical models. Maybe the lack anything genitalia-related is a reflection of newspaper cutbacks :-)

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