Texas rancher Clay Igo

The Summer 2014 issue includes stories about a family’s poignant efforts to connect with a son who has autism, the “gay health warrior” of New York City, and how one California pistachio farmer struggles to keep his trees alive amid the drought and water rationing.

Deon Haywood runs Women With a Vision, which does HIV-prevention work.

The Spring 2014 lineup of stories include how the U.S. is looking toward the Netherlands for lessons in controlling sea levels, a heroin trail of grief, a small-town cancer puzzle, HIV’s grip on the Deep South, and one doctor’s no-frills street medicine.

The CDC studied camp's tap water with increased risk of birth defects.

The Winter 2014 edition spotlights stories about a one-woman crusade against environmental hazards along Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” a Native American reservation rooted in suicide, alcoholism and despair, and birth defects at a Marine base.