Fall 2010

Actress Laura Linney shares her excitement over her new project, “The Big C” in our fall 2010 cover story. Other features in this issue focus on sexuality and cancer, living with breast cancer, exercise strategies, and nutrition—among many others


Eat Your Greens
Your mother knew what she was talking about when she told you to “eat your greens”
By Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT
Change Your Habits Change Your Body
Changing Everyday habits can help you achieve successful weight management
By Jean Harvey- Berino, PhD, RD
Your Exercise Rx: Create A Fitness Plan That Works For You!
Writing yourself a personalized exercise prescription will get you moving in the right direction.
By Michelle May, MD
Illness as Opportunity
When crisis stirkes, we can choose how to react.
By Laurie Wertich
Big Questions on the Small Screen
Laura Linney plays a cancer patient forced to reexamine her priorities in Showtime’s new series.
By Diana Price
Putting Our Nation’s Health First
U.S. first ladies carry on a tradition of action to improve our nation’s health.
By Mia James
Rx: Pack Your Bags
Medical tourism is becoming increasingly popular, as patients travel the world in search of lower-cost healthcare.
By Beth Baker
Breaking the silence between sexuality and cancer
Survivors face new territory as they reclaim their sexual identity in the wake of treatment.
By Ibby Caputo
Learning to Live with What is
Breast cancer survivors navigate the uncharted territory of long-term survivorship.
By Kristina E. Anderson
The Promise of Vaccine Therapy
Patients are beginning to reap the rewards of preventive and therapeutic cancer vaccines.
By Patricia McAdams

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

Eat Well, Be Well: Is Gluten-free a Healthier Way to Eat?
By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Life Coach: Kids Can Cope
Ten tips for helping a child navigate a family illness—and other challenging situations
By Denise King Gillingham, MSW
Giving Back, Doing Good: The Company for Women
The Avon Foundation for Women has a long history of raising awareness and funds for the causes closest to women.
By Diana Price
From Chaos to Calm
Our outer world can be a reflection of our inner world.
By Laurie Wertich

Hear Me Roar

Women Share Their Personal Stories

SURVIVOR PROFILE Bonnie Pollack Gordon
In our recurring series of survivor profiles,Women interviews a different survivor each quarter to hear how women at various stages of managing a cancer diagnosis have approached their situation.

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

Ancient Healing in the Modern Age
Acupuncture provides welcome benefit to patients facing a variety of health and wellness issues.
By Diana Price
More Than Skin Deep: Anti-aging Skin Products: The Science Behind the Hype
Key ingredients back up the promises of anti-aging and anti-wrinkle solutions.
By Mia James
Boost Bone And Stay Strong
By Kari Bohlke
International Women’s Health
Three books about challenges and triumphs of women around the globe
By Mia James
A New Era for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Nearly 2 million Americans are living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the disease affects women two to three times more often than men.
By Kerri Ford, PharmD
Fertility Q&A: My husband and I would like to start a family. What should we know before we try to conceive?
By Kristin A. Bendikson, MD

When You’re The Parent

Your Kids, Your Life, Your Health

Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation
By Diana Price

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

ASCO Innovations in Cancer Care
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Look Good Feel Better: Lookin’ Good and Feelin’ Better
By Jennifer Griffin

Find Your Way

Taking the Mystery out of the Medical System

Working Through Cancer? Know Your Rights.
By Joanna L. Morales, Esq.
Ask The Doctor: What is integrative medicine?
By Roberta Lee