Spring 2017

The spring issue of Women magazine features articles covering IBD and cancer risk, and an introduction to CRISPR. In addition, we includes an in-depth look at Migraines in the US, a feature on travel medicine, and “Its In The Genes” a new regular feature, among other relevant health and wellness topics for women of all ages.


CRISPR: Taking Us to a New Frontier
What you need to know about this game-changing gene-editing technique
By Jennifer Murar Maxon, RN
Promise in the Pipeline
New treatment options for Stage IV melanoma offer hope.
By Heather Stringer
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk
Better screening and modern IBD treatments are improving the odds.
By Sharon Reynolds
Managing Migraine
Living with migraine means managing lifestyle and symptoms every day. Two leading headache specialists offer insight into understanding migraine and the value of a whole-person approach to care.
By Diana Price

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?
Wondering if you should jump on the bandwagon and commit to a dietary “cleanse” or “detox” regimen? Nutrition experts weigh in on the ongoing trend and provide important safety tips.
By Diana Price
Food Label Reboot
By What to know about the recent changes to food labels and how they can help you make better choices
Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN
Stretch to Destress
Rejuvenate your body and relax your mind after a busy day with these yoga-inspired stretches.
By Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT 5

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Cancer Survivorship: Managing Nausea and Vomiting
By Barrie Cassileth, MS, PhD
Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Key questions and considerations for patients
By Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS
It’s in the Genes: Genetic Testing for Ovarian Cancer
What your DNA reveals and why it’s worth knowing
By Shivani Nazareth, MS, CGC, and Kaylene Ready, MS, CGC

Every Woman’s Health

Insight and empowering information about your health.

Living with RA: Connect and Communicate with Your Rheumatology Nurse
Q&A with Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, RN, NP-BC
Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Women: Knowledge Is Power
By Eileen J. Lydon, ANP-BC
The Comfort of Good Care
Prioritizing your needs—both practical and emotional—and spending some time engaged in high-quality research will help you find the right physician.
By John Leifer
Act Your Age When It Comes to Skin Care
Three board-certified dermatologists discuss the top skin care concerns of women in their twenties, thirties, and forties and provide tips for each age group.
Ask the Doctor: Why Sex Can Be Painful—and How to Manage
By Mary Jane Minkin, MD
A Nutrition Link to Bone Health: The Bacteria in Your Gut
The connection between the gut and the skeleton offers the potential for novel strategies through nutrition modification.
By Diane L. Schneider, MD
Know Your Rights
There are things you can do if your health plan won’t pay for your medical treatment or delays your care.
By Stacey Worthy, Esq.
Cultivating the Habit of Happiness
Dharma teacher and author Joseph Emet offers an insightful, practical guide to replacing negative thought processes with positive ones to foster happiness.

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Get Healthy by Hacking Your Bad Habits
Understanding how habits form can help you adopt new, healthier patterns and meet your health and wellness goals.
By Alexandra Paul
Life Coach
Love and Let Go
By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM
Marry Like You Mean It
Making room for marriage in your very crowded life
By Jessica Huddy