Winter 2017

The winter issue of Women magazine features articles covering cancer topics, including lung cancer, the emerging role of liquid biopsies, and ovarian cancer. In addition, we includes an in-depth look at the opiate crisis in the US, a feature on travel medicine, and a discussion of genetic testing issues related to pregnancy, among other relevant health and wellness topics for women of all ages.


Lung Cancer Treatment Gets Personal
Recent advances highlight the power of precision medicine.
By Charles H. Weaver, MD
Overcoming Obesity with Surgery
People struggling with excessive weight are increasingly benefiting from bariatric treatment.
By Heather Stringer
Go Far, Be Well
Whether you travel once a year or once a week, planning ahead to maintain wellness and manage any medical issues that arise on the road can help ensure a safer, more pleasant experience.
By Diana Price
A Mismatch Between Pill and Problem
Behind the headlines about the US prescription opioid crisis lie complicated choices around pain.
By Sharon Reynolds

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

Healthy Resolution Revolution
Put a positive spin on your nutrition goals to effect lasting change.
By Heidi Reichenberger Mcindoo, MS, RD, LDN
Stay Supple with Stretching
Maintain—or improve—your flexibility for optimal health as you age.
By Joan Pagano
A Culinary Labor of Love
When a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease forced her to change her diet, Danielle Walker chose to re-create her favorite holiday foods and build new culinary traditions for friends and family.
By Diana Price
Hello, Bicycle
Jump on the two-wheel trend with a new guidebook to all things bike.
The Mediterranean Diet
Fresh, flavorful foods and a healthy lifestyle combine to offer benefit for those who choose this age-old diet.
Matilde Parente, MD

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Cancer Survivorship: Managing Pain
Cancer patients almost always contend with pain in some form— whether from the tumor itself or as a side effect of treatment.
Barrie Cassileth, MS, PhD
What Is a Liquid Biopsy?
Patients are benefiting from an innovative technique to test for the presence of cancer cells—at diagnosis and beyond.
By Charles H. Weaver, MD, and Jennifer Murar-Maxon, RN, BSN
Ask the Doctor: Advances in Ovarian Cancer
Q&A with  Dennis S. Chi, MD, FACOG, FACS
Does a Prayer a Day Keep Illness at Bay?
Research into the impact of religious and spiritual beliefs on our health continues.
By John Leifer

Every Woman’s Health

Insight and empowering information about your health.

It’s in the Genes: This Is Not Your Mother’s Pregnancy
Three questions to consider about DNA testing–and what you might do with the information.
Hair Loss after Having a Baby: What to Expect
If you’ve recently given birth and are concerned about hair loss, there is no need to worry.
By Jessica J. Krant, MD, FAAD
In Health As In Life: Teach Your Daughters Well
Helping girls and young women manage autoimmune disease in childhood is an ongoing journey for mothers and daughters.
By Cathy Patty-Resk, CPNP
Diagnosis: Osteopenia What does it mean?
Karen, age 55, just had her first bone-density test. The results indicated osteopenia. What’s next?
By Diane L. Schneider, MD
Patients Rising Voices of Value: Mariah Leach
“My name is Mariah. I have RA. It doesn’t have me.”
By Terry Wilcox
Head and Heart: Sharing Her Story for The Greater Good
A stroke survivor shares her story to empower other women with information and support.
By the American Heart Association
Inform, Engage, Empower
Make the most of your time with your rheumatologist by understanding the content and flow of a typical appointment.
By Diana Price
Unmasking the Genetics of Early Heart Disease
Catching familial hypercholesterolemia early can save lives
By Heather Stringer

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Pivot Toward the Positive
Responding to a negative attitude by asking a simple question might yield surprising results.
By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM
When Chores Become a Chore
Transform your interaction around family chores by reinforcing your kids’ behavior.
By Shir Zion, MA