Summer 2014

covertoc1The summer 2014 issue of Women magazine highlights ovarian cancer awareness, with insight from leading gynecologic oncologists, survivors, and advocates. In addition, general women’s health topics include: women and alcoholism; the challenges of the “sandwich generation”; and in-depth coverage of perinatal mood disorders. As always, the magazine features robust nutrition and wellness content and practical health tips.

Features

Special Report: Ovarian Cancer

The Stories We Tell: Women, Cancer, and Social Media
In this age of online communication, social media plays a bigger role in many women’s journeys.
By Mia James
Sandwich Generation
Any way you slice it, caring for children and aging parents is a lot to manage—but it can offer rich rewards.
By Laurie Wertich
Out from the Shadows
Healthcare providers, mental health professionals, and affected families around the country are working hard to shine light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
By Diana Price

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

Feed Your Brain: 6 Tips for Better Brain Health
Spend some time with the 50-plus age group and it becomes clear that memory and brain function are hot topics.
By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE
Ode to Breakfast
The first meal of the day shines in this collection of nourishing, delicious recipes.
By Diana Price
10-Minute Workouts, Three Times a Day for Better Health
Life is busy.Between work and family obligations, it can be hard to find a 30-minute time slot for exercise every day—but what if you could get the exercise you needed in 10-minute increments instead?
By Ann Bloom
Embracing Brassicas
Put cruciferous vegetables in the spotlight and reap the nutritional—and tasty—rewards.
By Laura B. Russell
Walk or Run Your Way to a Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer
Want to reduce your risk of breast cancer? Lace up those shoes and get moving—because exercise has a significant impact.
Calcium and Vitamin D May Improve Cholesterol
If you are a postmenopausal woman and are already taking calcium and vitamin D for bone health, you may be getting an added benefit from these nutrients: improved cholesterol.
High-Fructose Corn Syrup Might Be Making Us Hungry and Fat
Wander the aisles of any grocery store and you are likely to find plenty of products that contain high-fructose corn syrup.

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care Art Therapy
An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care
By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Recovery Fitness
When, why, and how to start an exercise program after breast cancer treatment
By Carol Michaels and Maria Drozda
“You Have Cancer.” Own It.
You need not play a passive role on your cancer journey.
By Peter Edelstein, MD , FA CS, FA SCRS
Appearance Matters
Patients can benefit from services that address changes to physical appearance brought on by cancer treatment.
By Marianne Kelly

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Anger: Ally or Enemy?
Anger has been the subject of scholarship and debate for millennia, and yet it continues to derail careers, ruin marriages, and make us sick.
By Denise King Gillingham, LM SW, ACC, CPM
Self-Compassion
What if we offered ourselves the same love and kindness we strive to offer others?
By Diana Price
Green Space Improves Mental Health
Want to be healthier and happier? Maybe it is time to move closer to green space.
Hot-Headed
Many of us feel hot-tempered in hot weather.
Overcome Information Overload with a Media Fast
Taking a break from media may help reduce the stress that results from information overload.

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

Women and Alcoholism
The child of two alcoholics, Dawn King was never a big drinker. For years she and her husband would enjoy an occasional glass of wine, but alcohol just didn’t figure largely into their lives.
By Laurie Wertich
Living and Thriving with RA: Lene Andersen
I don’t remember a time before RA (rheumatoid arthritis).
Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis Get Fashionable
What to wear? When it comes to clothing, women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are no longer banished to yesteryear’s frumpy polyester stretch pants and dowdy housedresses.
By D. Z. Stone
Heart Health at Every Age
Awareness of the many factors that contribute to heart health throughout your life can help you take a proactive role in your well-being.
By the American Heart Association
Sunscreen 101: Answers to Your Burning Questions
Like most over-the-counter products, not all sunscreens are created equal.
By Henry W. Lim, MD , FAAD , CS