The 30 Most Notable Launches of 2007 Plus One …

March 20, 2008

Once a year my staff and I select the 30 most notable launches of the previous year. The selections have been made and you can view and read about the 30 most notable launches here. This year we are adding one extra magazine to the 30 notables and it will be our International Launch of the Year. On Monday March 24 we will announce the name of the magazine and we will publish a brief Q and A with its founder. Every day after that we will publish on this blog two or three Qs and As with the publishers or editors of the 30 most notable launches. In two weeks we will select the top five most notable launches of 2007 and on April 5 we will release our selection of the most notable launch of the year from the 30 that we’ve selected. For now enjoy the 30 most notable launches and tell us your choice from those 30 which one you feel deserves the title most notable launch of 2007.


  1. I am so thrilled to see Heal Magazine in your top 30. As a young breast cancer survivor, it is such a breath of fresh air to have a magazine that understands where I’ve been and helps me focus on the excitement and adventure of my life now and moving forward!

  2. In a world where so many magazines equate anorexia with beauty and expensive cars with happiness, it is refreshing to find one that nourishes the spirit. Heal magazine offers practical advice, good information, inspiration and hope to thousands of people going through an enormously difficult time in their lives. It does it with sincerity and compassion. It makes a difference. Bravo!

  3. I found Heal magazine to be well written and full of helpful information that I can really use to help me better manage each day, As a cancer survivor of a malignant brain tumor myself this is the type of information we all need. Accessible, engaging format and to the point.

    In 2007 I launched a peer reviewed scientific journal to disseminate research related to improving the health, health care and well being of cancer survivors, Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice (JCS).

    Heal is a powerful compliment to JCS. Heal communicates directly to cancer survivors and provides a critical outlet that translates the type of information in JCS and other scientific journals to practical information survivors can pick up and use.

    M Feuersten, PhD, MPH
    Founder and Editor in Chief, Journal of Cancer Survivorship

  4. Having been involved in health education for over 30 years, I wanted to share what a valuable tool HEAL magazine is to patients, families, staff and the community at large. Kathy LaTour’s tremendous gift for writing and editing puts a face and feelings to the cancer experience and survivorship. It allows those of us who work in a small general hospital setting to stay abreast of the issues facing survivors from a consumer point of view. Just last week, I pulled out my Fall 2007 HEAL to address an issue about chronic pain with the staff. The photos and excellent illustration “Cancer Survivors’ Pain” were invaluable. This week, I used the current issue of HEAL to help me plan a women’health luncheon with a “New Horizons for Breast Health” focus. Keep up the good work!

  5. As a health writer and resident of natural-health haven Boulder, Colo., I was pleasantly surprised to see “Organic Spa” find its way to the Top 30 this year. But as a seven-year (fingers-crossed) survivor of advanced colon cancer, I was more than that–I was thrilled–to see “Heal,” a mag. that helps millions of quietly struggling survivors navigate unknown territory (just a bit more confidently) with every new issue.

  6. For a cancer patient, the only thing more terrifying than facing the diagnosis and rigorous demands of surgeries and treatments, is facing the vast unknown when treatments end. You have been fractured – mentally, physically, and emotionally – and sent away to pull the scraps of your life together. Not until HEAL Magazine has there been a voice for guidance, and connection with a “family” who lives every day with the quest to heal – mentally, physically, and emotionally.
    Fran Di Giacomo

  7. As a Harvard doctor and cancer survivor, I have seen firsthand the lack of quality resources geared for cancer survivors. HEAL Magazine is a wonderful resource for people at all stages of diagnosis, treatment and healing. The editorial team and writers should be congratulated on a fabulous launch!

  8. HEAL is my #1 celebrity gossip magazine.
    I am a cancer survivor and am thrilled with my subscription to Heal magazine.
    It is a resource that provides me with much more than the typical stories about what’s new in the cancer community. It celebrates life as a survivor. It offers stories on thriving as an active, involved cancer survivor, a perspective not found in any other publication. I often read stories and think they are a reflection of my life; I say to myself, “that was written about me.” Or I read stories about others and say, “I want to be that person.” Reading HEAL, I am introduced to a community of wonderful people, they are my celebrities.

  9. I want to put in a good word for HEAL Magazine. This is a much-needed resource for people from diagnosis to treatment and through the healing stages. Compelling stories, fresh layout. The HEAL team should be commended. –Nina Flournoy

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