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Estrogen Prevents Stroke, Heart Attack for Some

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The decision to take estrogen or HRT must be an individualized one -- a conversation between you and your doctor that takes into account your risks, your age and your history.

Russell Crowe Saved My LIfe

Dori Hartley | Posted 04.10.2012 | Women
Dori Hartley

Was I a general who became a slave who became a gladiator that gave an ass whoopin' to the Emperor of Rome? Hell no. I was just Dori -- a married mother of two in New Jersey.

Valentine's Day: Crank the Heat Up!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.08.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Even though the last thing you probably want is a temperature hike (hot flash central), here are 14 uncensored, cut-to-the-chase ways to crank that love thermostat up to super steamy.

Budgeting Your Energy in Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When women enter menopause, several of their symptoms can work together to create a menopause monster. Weight gain and insomnia can partner with depression to make a tornado of negative thoughts and feelings that seems impossible to diffuse.

Age of Gregarious

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.29.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Now, I'm not saying you should go out and buy some coveralls and start braiding your hair again with a soggy stuffed animal in hand, but if you're going to focus on any one resolution, resolve to value yourself, not a number.

Hormone Replacement Therapies Are Hot Again

The Huffington Post | Laura Paull | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

They're back: Estrogen supplements and hormone replacement therapies that women rejected en masse a decade ago when a major study reported significant...

How Running Helped Me Cope With Breast Cancer

Andrea Paine | Posted 01.14.2012 | Women
Andrea Paine

My girls were 13, 11 and 7 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Running gave me the physical and mental fortitude to deal with my operations, treatment and emotional stress.

Is Sex Really Better After 50? The Results Are In

The Huffington Post | Evan Allis | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

A new study from the Women’s Health Initiative has found that, contrary to popular belief, older women are generally satisfied with their sex lives ...

Menopause, Hormone Therapy And Endometriosis

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Endometriosis is a disease that affects more than six million women in the United States alone.

A New Look At The Older Vagina

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

At a time when men's concerns around their aging penises get constant print and media attention, women are woefully ignorant about the changes that are taking place with their genitals.

Maine and Bisphenol-A: Of Beards and Breasts

Jean Halloran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jean Halloran

Somehow the Governor seems to have confused estrogen, the hormone that makes girls look like girls, with testosterone, the hormone that makes men grow beards and controls other sex characteristics.

Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer: More Bad News

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

The Million Women Study is a British observational study that began in May 1996 and ended in December 2001.

Estrogen Therapy Revisited: Does It Decrease Breast Cancer?

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Scientists and physicians will need to evaluate Dr. Joseph Ragaz's hypothesis that the estrogen made by the post menopausal woman from conversion of male hormone derived from the ovaries is carcinogenic.

The Weekly Pulse: Michael Pollan's Rules for Thanksgiving, Plus Whole Foods' Healthcare Lies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't stopping The Audit, The Pulse, The Diaspora, or The Mulch, but we ar...

Weekly Mulch: What's in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the sa...

Rabbit Food Absorbs Sex Hormones From Polluted Water

Discovery News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rabbit food reduced the presence of estrogen in contaminated water by more than 80 percent, said researchers from the University of Cincinnati in the ...

A Big Problem: Girls are Developing Breasts Earlier

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Liberson, PhD

Girls are developing breasts earlier, and everyone should be concerned. While I am generally not prone to being an alarmist, the collection of data on this subject is just plain scary.

Estrogen Dilemma: There Is No Dilemma When You Know the Details

T.S. Wiley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T.S. Wiley

Overall, bio-identical hormones when delivered biomimically and monitored to be in sync with your body will have a dramatic effect on your whole mental balance as well as body balance.

Chin Hairs and Charm

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Denise Vivaldo

As a woman of a certain age who "forgot to have children", I never thought much of estrogen until the chin hairs appeared and my charm disappeared. Simultaneously.

Do Men Really Have Shorter Attention Spans?

Real Simple | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

He doesn't have a shorter attention span; women are just biologically wired to pay attention to different things than men are, says Kathleen Nadeau, P...

In The Public Interest: Get toxic chemicals off our dinner table

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hitchcock

We ask a lot of questions about food. What's the fat content? How much sugar? Is there enough fiber? What about trans fats? Is this the brand of (...

In The Public Interest: States Take Important First Steps on BPA

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Hitchcock

Ask any new parent about their child's first steps. It's as if they took a walk on the moon instead of toddling from the sofa to the ottoman. In the ...

Menopause Is the Ultimate Sleep Challenge

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Chronic insomnia in menopause is a huge challenge. On every day that I have seen patients, more than one has described the loss of sleep as the worst part of "the change" for them.

Hope in a Jar --- Cosmeceutical Science : Fact or Fiction Part 1

Dr. Arnold Klein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Arnold Klein

Down the way from my office in Beverly Hills sits a stately Neiman Marcus store. As the double doors to the first floor open before me; I am inundated...

Pink Washing the Dangers of Bottled Water

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Perhaps Sparkletts is promoting an alliance with a cancer charity as a PR strategy to distract consumers from Sparkletts' more significant association with their bottles, which are made with a known carcinogen -- BPA.