Spring 2016

The spring 2016 issue of Women is filled with informative and inspiring women’s health and wellness content created to educate and empower women so they can make thoughtful decisions about their health. In-depth features covering migraine, Reynaud’s phenomenon, advances in blood cancer research, and Barrett’s esophagus are included in this issue, along with columns and articles about rheumatoid arthritis, strength training, nutrition, and heart health—among others.


The Cold Truth: Raynaud’s Phenomenon
What your “poor circulation” may really mean
By Ronni Shulman
Migraine: More than Just a Headache
Migraine is a complex and debilitating neurological disorder that disproportionally affects women.
By Sharon Reynolds
Are You at Risk? Understanding Barrett’s Esophagus
What this condition means for your overall health and risk of esophageal cancer and how you can manage it.
By Mia James
Telemedicine: Log on to Feel Better through Virtual Visits
Expanding online access points to care providers means more women are booking virtual visits.
By Diana Price

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

The Art and Science of Weight Loss
Sustaining weight loss requires mental and physical commitment.
By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE
The Naked Cookbook: Bare and Bold
Sustainable nutrition deliciously delivered is the goal of Tess Ward’s collection of recipes.
Recipes by Tess Ward
The Naked Cookbook Author Q&A: Tess Ward
The Naked Cookbook answers questions and describes her approach to clean, healthy eating.
Carb Intolerance
Can’t Lose Weight? You May Have Some Carb Intolerance.
By Jackie Buell, RD
Strength Train at Home
Maintaining muscle strength through regular exercise as we age can help combat natural muscle loss, or sarcopenia.
By Joan Pagano

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Cancer Survivorship: Managing Hot Flashes
By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD
Newly Diagnosed? Key Steps for Success
These basic principles can help you navigate the journey no one plans to take.
By John Leifer
Understanding Lymphedema
Together awareness and innovation are reducing lymphedema risk and improving management for patients who develop the condition.
By Mia James
Patients Rising: Voices of Value
Megan Sullivan never expected to be the face of a skin cancer diagnosis
By Terry Wilcox
Sun Safety Playbook
Patients Rising offers tips and strategies to stay sun safe.
Research Update: Advances in The Treatment of Blood Cancers
Executive editor of CancerConnect and Women magazine oncologist Charles Weaver, MD describes highlights of current blood cancer research from 2015 and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting.

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
By Diane L. Schneider, MD
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Guidelines
Q&A with Kathleen Thomas, DO
Understanding Low Back Pain
By David Borenstein, MD
Ask the Doctor: Hypoglycemia
Q&A with Abimbola Farinde, PharmD, MS
Living with Arthritis: Laughter Matters
Laughter offers significant physical and emotional benefits for those living with chronic illness.
By Iris Zink, MSN, NP
Heart Health Behind the Bedroom Door
Surprising symptoms of heart disease behind the bedroom door
By Laxmi Mehta, MD
Supplement Safety

By Matilde Parente, MD, FCAP

Find Your Road to Relaxation

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM

Rash 101
How to tell if a rash needs medical attention
By Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH, FAAD
Just Bee
A Stage IV cancer diagnosis wasn’t enough to derail one survivor’s dream to follow her passion.
By Diana Price