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It’s in the Genes

Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision making related to a wide range of health issues. In this recurring column, experts provide vital information about how genetic testing suits one’s individual needs, potential risks…

Finding Balance: Scenes from a Family

For many women, juggling professional success and family life presents challenges. Bringing home the skills that serve you in the workplace might just help you organize your life at home. By Sarah Shaw, MEd, BCBA It’s 6 P.M. and you’re on your way home from work, still reveling in the…

Compliments: Accept the Gift with Grace

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM Why is it so hard to listen to nice things about yourself? It seems like it should be so easy—and enjoyable—but many of us react to compliments in ways that reflect our difficulty in accepting and internalizing these positive messages. For many women…

Living with RA: Build Your Body Image from the Inside Out

Living with a chronic condition like rheumatoid arthritis can present challenges to body image; understanding that you still have control over how you feel about yourself is an important step toward well-being. By Sheree C. Carter, PhD, RN As women we are uniquely in tune with our bodies, developing from…

Be Skin Aware

Exercise caution when using dermatology websites and apps, and know who’s providing your care. Carrie Kovarik, MD, FAAD Associate Professor, Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Infectious Diseases University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Thanks to the recent proliferation of web­sites and apps offer­ing remote dermato­logic consultations, patients may think they can receive high-quality care…

Autoimmune Disease: All the Signs they Cannot See

Living with an autoimmune disease often means managing a variety of symptoms that are invisible—but debilitating. By Monica Richey, MSN, ANP-BC/GNP Over the past 20 years, research related to the manage­ment of autoimmune diseases has provided welcome knowledge and treatment strategies. Despite these ad­vances there remains a lot we don’t…

Writing the Narrative of Illness

The practice of writing can be a valuable therapeutic tool in the face of illness and trauma. By Judith Hannan We are made up of stories. The stories we tell ourselves be­come who we are. We are certain they are true and permanent. Then we are hit with moments that…

For a Healthy Heart, #GoRedGetFit

A social media initiative aims to educate and inspire positive change in diet and exercise habits and to promote heart health among multicultural women. By Diana Price For renowned personal trainer and Nike-spon­sored athlete Ary Nuñez, encouraging wom­en to exercise and live a heart-healthy life­style is a personal issue: “I’ve…

Osteoporosis Treatment Today

Increasing understanding of the condition and its treatment is resulting in better fracture prevention and fewer side effects. By Mia James With 16 percent of women ages 50 and older living with osteoporosis, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Preven­tion, awareness of and treatment for this bone-weakening…

Getting Started With Yoga

New to yoga? Roll out your mat with confidence by putting these 12 tips into practice. By Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT 500 While yoga offers a plethora of research-supported physiological and psychological benefits—from im­proved flexibility and balance to reduced stress and improved mood—it is not uncommon to feel a bit…

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