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Menopause

My Cancer Isn't Pink -- So Why Do You Want It To Be?

Erika Lade | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Erika Lade

I was suddenly spurned out into the churning, frenetic nature of Manhattan with beguiling news. I had cancer. And pretty bad, too.

Ellen's Five Steps to Hormone Happiness, Step 2: Find a Menopause Specialist

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The first step to hormone happiness is opening up and reaching out. By opening up and reaching out, we are empowered and we widen the circle of the perimenopause and menopause conversation.

World Menopause Day: A Time To Undo Myths

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Some of you may not remember when menstruation was called "the curse." But it wasn't that long ago when it was considered a taboo topic, worthy of shame and embarrassment. Isn't it time to shift cultural attitudes about the second major transition in a woman's life?

Gabapentin-ER: A New Non-Estrogen for Hot Flashes

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 12.15.2012 | Fifty
Mache Seibel, MD

This drug is at the FDA and will potentially be available for use by the end of 2013. It would then be available as an FDA-approved drug for menopausal women with hot flashes who either cannot or won't take estrogen.

I Live in a Refrigerator

Myra Demeter | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I live in a refrigerator. Actually, I live in a house with five men -- four of them are my grown sons and one is my husband. They are hot. They are big, strapping men. They need air conditioning -- and they need it blowing hard.

Do You Know About Vaginal Atrophy?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Help me break the taboo and open up the conversation about Vaginal Atrophy.

Benefits Seen In Hormone Use Early In Menopause

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 10.03.2012 | Fifty

-- A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose ...

Change Your Menopause - A Great Book

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Mache Seibel, MD

I read Change Your Menopause: Why One Size Does Not Fit All in preparation for an interview I conducted with Dr. Utian and I think it will have a lot of value for women as they enter and go through this important window of life. It's easy to read and his information is all evidence based and backed by good research.

The Transition: Underrated And Imperfect

Cari Shane | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Cari Shane

According to Julie Bindeman, life events such as the birth of a child, marriage and death are macro transitions. They are big life-changing events that one expects but which cannot be truly comprehended nor predicted until the actual experience takes place.

Through the Looking Glass to a New Vision of You!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Stop glaring or staring hopelessly at yourself in the mirror. You are not hopeless or helpless. Talk to your menopause specialist. Decide your treatment strategy.

Photographer Documents Menopause At Only 30 Years Old

Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts

Adele Giorgia Sarno's photo reportage consists of intimate stories of women and men who are rarely in the spotlight, but deserve to be. In the stories...

A Different Kind of 'Change'

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Do I feel beautiful? I am pondering this question as I approach my 59th birthday. Why is this on my mind? Am I thinking about this because my big "6-0" is only a year away, or am I simply checking in with my inner self?

What's New, Hot Flash?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Since hot flashes can possibly last for several years before and after your last period, the trick is to find strategies to calm that wayward inner child before she burns the house down.

I've Known You Forever... But Your Name Escapes Me

Judy Silk | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Judy Silk

I was standing in front of the yogurt shop the other day with my Mom and my sister when a friend approached. We exchanged hugs and I attempted to make introductions. "This is my Mom Naomi and my sister Joan." When it came time to identify my friend, I drew a blank.

Does Your Menopause Affect Your Mental Health?

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Many women worry that reaching menopause will tip their emotional wellbeing. If your menopause seems to be affecting your mental health, talk openly about it with your doctor.

4 Ways To Avoid Menopausal Weight Gain

Posted 09.06.2012 | Fifty

Hot flashes and -- ahem -- other uncomfortable side effects of menopause are well-known. But here's another unpleasant side effect of menopause: weigh...

Iron: The Double-Edged Mineral

Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS

A heavy-duty mineral, iron is used to make red blood cells -- the oxygen transport system of the body. Too much or too little can be harmful to your health.

Happy Menopause Awareness Month -- Be Your Own Caregiver!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Too many of us are not getting the help we deserve for our health, wellness and our menopausal challenges. If you assess your own needs, you'll see that your own well-being is connected to the well-being of your family members.

How Cancer In My Early 20s Almost Cost Me My Fertility -- Almost

Ashbey Riley | Posted 10.31.2012 | Women
Ashbey Riley

I learned that if I'm grateful to be here, I have to accept the consequences of what it took to save me.

Low Estrogen Linked to Increased Glaucoma Risk

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

If you are in or near menopause and considering whether or not to take estrogen, in addition to hot flashes and low libido, it's time to include your risk of glaucoma with your doctor.

Designing Your Life/Style with Jessica Cline, Riviera Magazine San Diego

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

As women, we are continuously finding ways to express ourselves, and fashion is a liberating opportunity to show yourself and the world who you are in an infinite number of ways.

Menopause as a Consequence of Within-Family Competition

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.24.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

A lot of evolutionary thinking about menopause centers on the costs of dying in childbirth and the benefits provided by grandmothers. But theoretic modeling suggested that competition within the family provides the missing ingredient in our understanding of menopause.

How To Get Rid Of Hot Flashes, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

The Emmy Award-winning, Dr. Oz, recently joined me on Mondays with Marlo, and I just had to ask what he recommends for hot flashes. According to Dr. O...

Fun For Women After 50

Candy Spelling | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

In our shared experiences as wives, sisters and mothers, we know the significance of having emotional support. As empty-nesters, widows and survivors, we also know the importance of giving ourselves permission to laugh again, have fun again -- and live again.

Menopause Is the New Puberty

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.03.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Who just had a meltdown and locked themselves in their bedroom? Was it daughter, son or Mom? With all these hormonal fluctuations happening at once, things can get more than a little hectic!