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7 Simple Yoga Poses To Relieve Symptoms Of Menopause

Posted 04.05.2013 | Fifty

Aging gracefully isn't always easy, especially when the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause set in. Between nightly hot flashes, heightened anxiety an...

New Formula May Help Predict Woman's Last Menstrual Cycle

Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty

A new method for predicting a woman's last menstrual cycle could have broader implications for menopausal women's health by helping fight bone loss an...

5 Ways To Shed Extra Menopausal Pounds

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.23.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Here are my five steps to help you shed those extra menopausal pounds.

How to Age Gracefully Through Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

During menopause, many women become self-critical, striving to look like the prepubescent teen models you see in glossy magazines. Instead, I focus my efforts on my health and wellbeing.

It Takes a Tribe: Surviving our 50s With a Little Help and a Sense of Humor

Claudia Cevenini and Sue Wildish | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Claudia Cevenini and Sue Wildish

We laughed a lot, slept little, mixed bursts of tourist activities with complete inertia, all along chatting away, as women do. Here are a few snippets from the "Real Italians of Miami Beach" reality show.

How Baby Boomers Can Survive Zombie Attacks

Donna Highfill | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Luckily, the Internet is filled with zombie survival guides. I have written my own version to accommodate both the person dealing with the zombiism as well as those impacted by him or her. Here are my tips.

50+ Women's Bodies -- From Eden to a Garden

Gina Barreca | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty
Gina Barreca

From age 16 to age 20, a woman's body is a temple. From 21 to 49, it's an amusement park. From 50 on, it's a terrarium.

5 Skin Care Tips For Post 50 Women

Dara Kennedy | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Dara Kennedy

Dara Kennedy, the founder of Ayla, has 5 skin care tips for post 50 women.

Age and the Female Fertility Clock: What You Need to Know

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
Ellen Dolgen

"New Girl" has got me thinking: Where have all the good eggs gone? During a recent episode, Sadie, the show's "friendly neighborhood gynecologist," broke the news that a woman can lose up to 90 percent of her eggs by age 30. Jess (and I!) had a little more than a minor freak-out.

Why My Life Is Like A Scene From 'The Shining'

Donna Highfill | Posted 05.12.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I remember the day I realized that I actually couldn't turn back time and that I would have to accept myself as I was. It was a good day. My mood was positive, my future seemed bright, and I looked in the mirror and smiled.

Does Menopause Have You Turning To Alcohol For Comfort?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Unfortunately for the Perimenopause Sisterhood, that delicious red (or white) concoction of fermented fruit can be a double-edged sword.

Are Men Less Fertile As They Age?

Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty

For women, menopause serves as an often-unwanted reminder that their level of fertility is significantly dropping in midlife. But how does aging af...

6 Often-Missed Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Dolgen

During heart attacks, women often suffer from symptoms that are far different than the stereotypical chest pains that men experience. And recognizing those signs -- and getting to an emergency room ASAP -- could save your life.

What Is Menopause Like For Men?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Fifty

Mood swings, hot flashes, sleeplessness -– everybody knows about the changes that happen to women as their levels of estrogen drop and they go throu...

FDA Advisors Vote Against Two Drugs For Menopausal Hot Flashes

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty

* U.S. FDA advisory panel votes to reject Depomed's Sefelsa * Panel also rejects Noven Pharmaceuticals menopause drug * Advisors say neither drug co...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: In Menopause, Can We Have It All?

Stephanie Bender | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Sometimes it's the mirror that delivers the shock; sometimes it's a photo. Changes in hair and skin show up during our menopausal transition, often bringing an unwelcome sense that our attractive years are over. This isn't true.

Dr. Lauren Streicher Answers Women's Most Common Hysterectomy Questions

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Dolgen

How your doctor performs a hysterectomy depends on both a woman's health history and the reason for the surgery.

The Best Theme Park In The World For Boomers

Donna Highfill | Posted 04.25.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I remember my grandmother taking us to the local carnival when I was 6-years-old. The rides were typical - - a children's Ferris wheel, the Scrambler, and a tiny roller coaster. The shopping center parking lot smelled like grease, sweat and cotton candy. The people running the rides were the only people in America with tattoos.

5 Ways To Put The Sizzle Into Valentine's Day Sex

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. This is the one day of the year when there's no excuse for no hanky-panky. Despite being in the throes of menopause, there are ways to feel like a sexy twenty-something again, and to give your partner a great, sexy, Valentine's Day experience.

5 Ways Menopause Has Turned Me Into Wonder Woman

Lori Lothian | Posted 04.14.2013 | Fifty
Lori Lothian

Menopause feels like someone slipped me a Wonder Woman pill.

How To Handle Your Menopause Blues

Stephanie Bender | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Not all mood changes in midlife need to disquiet us. We can also feel grateful that the uncertainty and insecurity we may have felt as younger women now gives way to a more reflective and discerning way of regarding the world, and a certain sageness in viewing ourselves.

Why I Revived The Pippi Longstocking Inside Myself

Donna Highfill | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I used to be Pippi Longstocking, but somehow I lost her freckled, flaming spirit on the road to becoming an 'acceptable female,' a moniker modeled by a more realistic figure named Barbie.

You Don't Have to Worry About Menopause Yet, Right?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Ellen Dolgen

We've all heard that there is a peak age for ovulation; a time when your body is ripe with baby-making magic, and there are eggs as far as the sperm c...

Menopause Began the Day I Took My Vows

Felice Shapiro | Posted 03.25.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Wild weather has a way of clearing out the old and upon reflection, it seems right that our wedding night was marked with this torrential storm. We felt fearless despite the warnings that we should take down the tent or the winds might. We were sure we would be safe.

Why a Menopausal Charlotte Might Not Spin Motivating Messages

Donna Highfill | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Charlotte was my first motivational guru. The words that Charlotte used to spin in her web to inspire Wilbur were moving to my eight-year-old mind. I loved how Charlotte knew just when Wilbur needed to look up in the corner and see a word like: T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C.