Winter 2010

Fashion designer and cancer advocate Tory Burch is featured on the cover of our winter 2010 issue, which also includes a special section devoted to colon cancer and articles covering seasonal affective disorder, coping with grief, natural beauty products, and supplement use—among many other topics.


Building a Great Soup
The Foundation of great soup is in the stock.
By Carolyn Katzin, MSPH, CNS
Staying Healthy with a Little Help from Our Friends
A social network provides more than fun and friendship.
By Laurie Wertich
The Way Through Grief
Grief can be overwhelming, but the hope for many lies in the amazing ability we have to heal from the hurt.
By Beth Baker
Pulling Back The Curtain of Blackness 
Treatment brings light to those with seasonal affective disorder
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Colon Cancer Special Section: Recent Advances in Colorectal Cancer Treatment
The past 20 years have witnessed remarkable progress in the early detection and the treatment of colon cancer.
By Allyson J. Ocean, MD, and Emil T. Kuriakose, MD
Lymphedema: The Lemonade of My Life
Design and Development Coordinator
National Lymphedema Network
By Robin Miller

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

Food as Medicine
For centuries we have used the foods we eat to create poultices, creams, and lotions; to make homeopathic remedies; and even to form the foundation of many common supplements.
By Paulette Laambert, RD, CDE
101 Ways to Exercise Without Going to the Gym
Creative calorie burners allow you to incorporate more excercise into your daily life.
By Laurie Wertich

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Energy in Motion
Tap into your inner wisdom.
By Laurie Wertich
Life Coach: Let Me Introduce Myself: I Am Your Sabateur!
Learn to manage that second- guessing voice in your head.
By Denise Gillingham, MSW
Giving Back, Doing Good: Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer
What does it mean to be a girl’s best friend?
By Diana Price

When You’re The Parent

Your Kids, Your Life, Your Health

My Little Waiting Room
Amy Paterson was 34 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
By Diana Price

Hear Me Roar

Women Share Their Personal Stories

Tory Birch
Tory Burch is a fashion designer and philanthropist
By Diana Price

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

More Than Skin Deep: Natural Beauty Products
What “natural” really means and why it matters
By Mia James
Supplement with Care
When it comes to dietary supplements, “natural” Deosn’t always mean safe.
By Mia James

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Fertility Q&A: Is pregnancy still a possibility for me after completing cancer treatment?
By Karing Chung, MD, MSCE
Look Good Feel Better: Seven Tips for Selecting and Caring for Your Wig
By Rafe Hardy

Find Your Way

Taking the Mystery out of the Medical System

Healthcare Reform: How Will it Affect You?
By Jamilla Williams
By Your Side: Do It Your Way
By Kathy Gurland, LCSW
Getting the Most from Your Doctor Visit
By Laurie Wertich
Ask the Doctor
By Mary Daly, MD,PhD, FACP