Fall 2013

Features

 78 AfricanAmAfrican-American Women and the Breast Cancer Disparity By Laurie Wertich
When Karen Jackson was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 1993, she was bewildered—not just by the diagnosis but by the disparity she saw between African-American women and women of other races and ethnicities.
78 OVGynSpecial Section: Ovarian Cancer Barbara A. Goff, MD, President, Society of Gynecologic Oncology and Foundation for Gynecologic Oncology; and David M. Gershenson, MD, Chair, Foundation for Women’s Cancer What Every Woman Should Know about Gynecologic Cancer
78 RAExer2 Rheumatoid Arthritis and Exercise By Diana Price
Rheumatoid arthritis can affect patients in vastly different ways, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to exercise for those affected by the disease.

 

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

78 CravingsCravings: Are They All in Your Head? By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE
Does the desire for those treats reflect your body’s need for salt and sweet, or is the craving all in your head?
 78 LiftLift Your Way to Fitness By Ann Bloom  Lifting weights is a key ingredient of a good exercise program.
78 Fight Fight the Five Fears of Aging with Exercise By Joan Pagano  Beginning around age 40, many women notice changes in their bodies that sound an alarm.
78 Salt
Salt Sense Q&A with Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD  We have all heard that too much salt is a bad thing, but how, specifically, does too much sodium have a negative impact on health?

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

 78 CancerPelvicCancer Treatment and Pelvic Health By Elizabeth E. Houser, MD
When it comes to making these important choices, women can empower themselves by becoming educated about the   possible impact that each potential treatment may have on her quality of life.
78 AskDrNewAsk the Doctor? “New Normal”: Adjustment after Cancer with Lindsay Sortor, PsyD
78 LGFBConfidenceLook Good, Feel Better-Giving the Gift of Confidence and Dignity By By Hans Kalset
Women battling appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment can benefit from the transformative impact of simple hair and makeup tips.
78 OVnewlyNewly Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer? By Nefertiti duPont, MD, MPH, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI)
Here are some key steps that can help women diagnosed with ovarian cancer take an active, informed role in their treatment plan.
78 OVscreenOvarian Cancer Screening By Sarah F. Adams, MD, Victor and Ruby Hansen Surface Professor in Ovarian Cancer Research, Asst Professor, Div of Gynecologic Oncology, UNM Cancer Center, HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation Board 
While progress has been made in diagnosing other forms of female cancers, the survival statistics for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are grim.
78 OVhighlightsThe Highlights: Advances in Screening and Management of Ovarian Cancer By Krishnansu S. Tewari, MD, FACOG, FACS
News from annual meetings of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology
78 OVadvocateOvarian Cancer Advocate Profile Tracy Carmon, 42, Keller, Texas
78 OVocrfThe OCRF Woman to Woman Program  A cancer diagnosis inevitably raises many questions and often generates fear—in many cases fear of the unknown and anxiety over what to expect. The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) Woman to Woman Program, seeks to alleviate some of the fear and provide meaningful connections for women.
 78 OVSurvOvarian Cancer Survivor Profile: Brenda Maxwell, 59, Fishkill, New York
 78 PrescribedReadNoteworthy Cancer-Related Books Prescribed Reading.
 78 ASCO2103ASCO 2013
The theme highlights the importance of bringing together the many different segments of the oncology community to advance cancer care. Below are a few of the highlights of this year’s meeting.
 78 CompTherFall2013 Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care – Imagery and Visualization By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD  An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

78 ForgiveTo Forgive is Healthy By Laurie Wertich
Forgiveness is the gift we give ourselves.
78 LifeCoachRelLife Coach: Relationship Rules By Denise King Gillingham, MSW, CPCC  You might be a daughter, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and mother-in-law simultaneously. Understanding who we are in each of these alliances and being aware of the roles we play helps us have more-satisfying, fulfilling interactions.
78 PassionPassion and Purpose By Diana Price
Women transform their careers at midlife and thrive.

 

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and around the World

 78 RAmythsRA Myths and Misunderstanding CreakyJoints knows what it’s like to live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We also know what it’s like to have to face the public’s misunderstanding (and often ignorance) about what we live with every day of our lives.
78 LivingThrivLiving and Thriving with RA – Why We Gather By Deserae Constantineau
By the time I was in my midtwenties, I had lived with the pain and the destruction of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) longer than I had lived without it. While I led a relatively normal life and was surrounded by loving and supportive family and friends, I still felt incredibly alone.
 78 TiredConfronting InsomniaBy By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Tired of Being Tired: Confronting Insomnia. Prescription sleep meds, over-the-counter remedies, nondrug treatments—what works?
78 NoEasy No Easy Answers for Long-Term Care By Ron Pollack, Executive Director, Families USA
The issue of long-term care is a tough topic but a very important one for you and your family. And if you plan ahead, you are more likely to get the kind of care you want.