Fall 2014

The fall 2014 issue of Women magazine is filled with empowering information and insight to help you make decisions about your health: the issue features a special section dedicated to adolescent and young adult cancer, as well as a broad range of additional cancer features, including gynecologic, lung, and breast cancer topics. Our Spirit House department offers our regular Life Coach column, as well as a feature focused on mindfulness, and, as we do in each issue, we also bring you insight into arthritis, nutrition, and heart health.

 

Features

Special Report: Lost in the Middle
adolescent and young adult cancer

Get the Facts… and a Better Mammogram
Controversy about the value of mammography and different screening guidelines in the news have left many women confused; learn the facts about this important diagnostic tool.
By Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH
Alzheimer’s Disease: A Women’s Health Issue
Alzheimer’s affects more women than men, making education and awareness an essential part of your health plan.
By Mia James

 

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

Dining Out the Smart Way
Eating out is a way of life for most of us. In fact, many of us are eating at least 50 percent of our meals away from home.
By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE
Director of Nutrition
California Health & Longevity Institute
Let Us All Eat Cake
When a pastry chef has to give up gluten, there is only one solution: create the best-possible gluten-free pastries.
By Catherine Ruehle with Sarah Scheffel
10 Tips for Daily Exercise
By the American Heart Association
A Bountiful Harvest
A new cookbook brings fruit to the forefront, with recipes and narrative that honor seasons, family, and farmfresh produce.
Sugar: Not So Sweet for Your Heart
If you need another reason to lay off the sugar, here it is: research has shown that a diet high in added sugar can increase your risk of dying from heart disease by as much as 38 percent.
NSAIDS: How Safe Is This Medicine Cabinet Staple?
Your medicine cabinet is likely stocked with at least one variety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—common pain reliev­ers such as aspirin and ibuprofen that you reach for when you have a headache or sore muscles. As pop­ular as these drugs are, however, many of us don’t fully understand their risks.
The Ultimate Overnight Skin Care Trick: Beauty Sleep
The concept of beauty sleep may be more than a cliché. Research is showing that people who are well rested actually appear more attractive.

 

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Learn, Listen, and Act
Understanding your risk for gynecologic cancers and seeking early care are key steps in maintaining your gynecologic health.
What Integrative Medicine Is… and Is Not
Cancer patients and their loved ones can benefit from a clear understanding of what integrative medicine offers—and of the dangers of alternative therapies.
By Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD
5 Things Women Should Know about Lung Cancer
By Christina S. Baik, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Recent Treatment Advancements in Lung Cancer
Facing a lung cancer diagnosis? It is important to know the details of the disease and what treatment options are available.

 

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Is Your Relationship Haunted?
Understanding how past experiences can influence the tone and the progress of your current relationship can help you share and grow.
By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM
Tune In to Your Inner Compass
Many women experience anxiety, but few of us pay attention to what it is telling us about our lives.
By Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD
Stress Can Have Serious Consequences
Feeling stressed? You are not alone. We live in a culture that treats busy like a badge of honor and stress as a fact of life.
Spiritual Practice Makes Perfect
Commit to a daily spiritual practice and feel the peace.
Color Me Happy
Our use of color can reflect and even affect our mood.

 

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

Every Mother Counts
Maternal health in the United States and abroad is the focus of this organization dedicated to ensuring that mothers everywhere have access to high-quality care during pregnancy and delivery.
By Diana Price
“I’m So Tired of Being Tired.”
When you have rheumatoid arthritis, learning to manage your energy is a critical coping skill.
By Lene Andersen
Advice for Travelers with Rheumatoid Arthritis: It Is All in the Planning
By D. Z. Stone
Social Media and Editorial Director
CreakyJoints
Managing Your Finances in the Face of Illness
Monitoring the financial transactions that accompany any medical challenge can require vigilance, but the long-term benefit of remaining financially secure is worth the extra effort.
By Sarah O’Leary
Understanding Hospice Care and Medicare Coverage
By Ron Pollack
Executive Director, Families USA
Get the Glow
Pregnancy can sometimes cause acne to flair, but a good skin care routine and safe, effective treatment can provide relief.
By Jonette Elizabeth Keri, MD, PhD, FAAD