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Protect Your Skin from Winter Sun

Protect Your Skin from Winter Sun

Tips for cold-weather skin safety. Even if you're not heading south for a vacation in the sun, winter is no time to bypass protective measures for your skin. "When we think of the effects of cold weather on the skin, we tend to think about frostbite, chapping, and windburn," says Robert [...]

Posted on: January 28, 2016

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Snowshoe Your Way to Winter Fitness

Snowshoe Your Way to Winter Fitness

Strap on a set of snowshoes and get fit while you play in the snow. If winter has forced you to take your walking or running routine indoors to a treadmill or elliptical machine, consider a fun winter alternative: snowshoeing. Snowshoeing provides a [...]

Posted on: January 14, 2015

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In This Issue of Women Magazine


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A Mismatch Between Pill and Problem

A Mismatch Between Pill and Problem

Behind the headlines about the US prescription opioid crisis lie complicated choices around pain. By Sharon Reynolds On either side of the story, the statistics are staggering. In 2013 healthcare providers in the United States wrote almost 250 million prescriptions for opioids to treat pain. 1 Since 1999 the number of unintentional deaths [...]

Posted on: December 31, 2016

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Patients Rising Voices of Value Mariah Leach

Patients Rising Voices of Value Mariah Leach

By Terry Wilcox “My name is Mariah. I have RA. It doesn’t have me.” These inspiring words greet anyone who visits the personal blog (FromThisPointForward.com) of Mariah Leach: “From This Point. Forward.” Mariah’s site chronicles her daily battle with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disease she was diagnosed with when she was [...]

Posted on: December 31, 2016

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Lung Cancer Treatment Gets Personal

Lung Cancer Treatment Gets Personal

Recent advances highlight the power of precision medicine. By Charles H. Weaver, MD Recently, there have been more exciting new approaches to managing non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than at any time in the past 40 years. NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer, and it has become increasingly apparent [...]

Posted on: December 31, 2016

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What Is a Liquid Biopsy?

What Is a Liquid Biopsy?

Patients are benefiting from an innovative technique to test for the presence of cancer cells—at diagnosis and beyond. By Charles H. Weaver, MD, and Jennifer Murar-Maxon, RN, BSN The term liquid biopsy is being used with increased frequency within the context of cancer treatment. What, exactly, is a liquid biopsy, and how is it [...]

Posted on: December 31, 2016

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The Mediterranean Diet 

The Mediterranean Diet 

Fresh, flavorful foods and a healthy lifestyle combine to offer benefit for those who choose this age-old diet. By Matilde Parente, MD What makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy? That question arises every time a new study reveals another health benefit associated with this eating pattern. The answer: closely followed, the Mediterranean [...]

Posted on: December 31, 2016

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