Winter 2014-2015

The winter issue of Women magazine includes a wide range of articles covering clinical trials, GI issues affecting women, immunotherapies, nutrition, rheumatoid arthritis, bone health, women’s adventure travel, and psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis among others.

 

Features

You Go, Girls!
Itching to get out of Dodge? Want to combine fun and fitness while expanding your horizons, boosting your ego, and finding new friends? Make your next vacation a women’s adventure.
By Maryann Hammers
What Does Your Gut Tell You?
Learn to identify and manage gastrointestinal issues to maintain overall health.
By Mia James
The Promise of Immunotherapy
Finding new ways to use the body’s own defense system to treat disease
By Eleanor Mayfield
E-Cigarettes: The Jury Is Out
The advertisement features an attractive brunette fes­tooned with trendy bracelets and earrings; she holds a black e-cigarette between her fingers. The tagline: “Wel­come to the all new Vapor Couture: Fash­ion. Meet Vapor.”
By Heather Stringer
Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: What You See and What You Don’t
Psoriatic disease affects women physically and emotionally.
By Heather Johnson Durocher

 

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

10 Tips for Healthy Aging
By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition California Health & Longevity Institute
Vibrant Food
Kimberley Hasselbrink comes at cooking with a pho­tographer’s eye and a love for improvisation in the kitchen.
The Food/Mood Connection
You’re having a rough day. So you treat yourself to candy, a cookie, or a vending-machine snack. After all, you deserve a little comforting, right?
Coping with Emotional Overeating
Let’s be honest: most of us have reached for a favorite treat during a rough day. And, really, if a tasty pick-me-up now and then puts the smile back on your face, it’s a great remedy.
By Mia James
Chocolate and Red Wine May Still Be Good for Us, but Probably Not Due to Resveratrol
If you have looked to health claims describing the benefits resveratrol, a compound found in choco­late and red wine, to justify your indulgences, you may need to rethink the role of these treats in your health plan.
By Mia James
Keep Your Kids Moving: Health Risks of Inactivity Start Early
Parents today are well aware that children are at risk of being less active than ever, as electronic media threatens to replace physical play.
By Mia James
Low Fat Versus Low Carb: Which Is Your Best Bet for Weight Loss?
As if losing weight weren’t hard enough, some­times it feels like the experts keep changing the rules on us.
By Mia James

 

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

What Complementary Therapies Can Do for You
Complementary therapies empower you, the patient. After being diagnosed with cancer, you might feel like you are ceding control to a team of experts—your medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and surgeon, not to mention their nurses and technicians.
By Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD
5 Things Women Should Know About Brachytherapy
Early-stage breast cancer patients can benefit from knowing more about this type of radiation therapy.
By Robert R. Kuske, Md, Faace
Lighting the Way
A practical guide to clinical trials
By Patient Advocate Foundation
Q&A Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit
Preparing in advance and setting priorities for your time with your physician will allow you to get what you need from your appointment and develop a valuable relationship with your provider.

 

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Empathy: The Molecule That Binds Us in a Relationship
Merriam-Webster defines empathy as “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully com­municated in an objectively explicit manner; also: the capacity for this.”
Be Here Now
Learn To Be Emotionally Present To Life’s Challenges.
By Jennifer L. Kunst, PHD
Deepak Chopra’s Top Tips to Reduce Stress
Think back to the last day you did not make a to-do list. Are you at a loss? If so, you are like most women: perpetually busy and often stressed.
By Katie Morell
For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life
Whether we suffer from common ail¬ments like in¬somnia, high cholesterol, and allergies or chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and fibromy¬algia, our health challenges interfere with our ability to enjoy our lives.
By Michael Finkelstein, MD
Use Your Head To Soothe Your Body
Stuck in a rut? Overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed? You may be able to pull yourself out of a funk, reduce stress, and feel more centered with a simple mind-body technique called visualization.
Volunteer To Boost Your Health And Well-Being
It feels good to do good—to offer your time, skills, and effort for a cause you believe in or a person in need.

 

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

A Polite Way of Saying “Incurable”
When I was 21 years old, my writing career took off. I quit my day job, published my first book, and immediately started working on my second. I felt like I was on top of the world or at least on my way to it. I was living out my dream.
By Clementine Von Radics
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Finding Words to Describe an Invisible Illness
You look good but feel bad. How do you explain RA to others when you don’t look sick?
By D.Z. Stone
Menopause Makeover
Menopause can offer positive changes that enhance your life.
By Cheretta A. Clerkley
Ask The Doctor: What Should Women Know about Osteoporosis?
By Laura Ryan, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Assistant Director for Special Programs, Center for Women’s Health
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Get the Most from Your Skin Care Products
The sequence in which you apply skin care products influences their effectiveness.
By Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD
Founding Director, Skin of Color Center St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals