American Health (magazine)

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American Health was an American magazine devoted to health, and has been called "one of the fastest-growing magazines of the 1980s".[1]

History and profile[edit]

T George Harris and Owen J. Lipstein established American Health in 1981.[2][3] The first issue appeared in March 1982.[4] Its editors have included Stephen Kiesling, T George Harris and Joel Gurin.[5][6] The magazine was acquired by the Reader's Digest Corporation in 1990.[7] The readers of the magazine were mostly women.[8] In May 1984 the frequency of the magazine switched to monthly.[4]

According to an abstract, Madison Avenue magazine reported in 1986 that American Health had an "upbeat and informative" tone and boasted of a circulation of 85,000.[9] The last issue of American Health was published in October 1999.[7] Then, its trademark and circulation assets had been acquired by Time Warner's Health magazine.[7][10]

American Health received the General Excellence (400,000 to 1,000,000 circulation) Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors in 1985, and was a finalist in that category in 1984, as well as being a finalist for the Public Interest award in 1991.[5] The magazine won two American Psychological Association National Media Awards and a Sidney Hillman Foundation prize.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Consumer Reports: About us: Advisors". Consumers Union of U.S. Archived from the original on January 10, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. July 22, 1985. p. 19. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ John S. Bowman (May 1995). "Harris, T. George". The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Sandra Salmans (December 14, 1983). "Health Magazine is in Fine Shape". The New York Times. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "National Magazine Awards Database of Past Winners and Finalists". Magazine Publishers of America. Archived from the original on January 17, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Spirituality & Health:History". SpiritualityHealth. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c David Goetzl (August 16, 1999). "Reader's Digest to Shutter, Sell Health Magazine". AdAge. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ Philip H. Dougherty (March 8, 1988). "Psychology Today in Transition". The New York Times. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sales call: American Health flexes its muscles to attract readers and advertisers". faqs.org. 
  10. ^ "Time Inc.'s Health magazine Announces Rate Base Increase to 1.3 Million Effective January 2000". Time Warner Inc. (Press release). August 30, 1999.