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Menopause

'Man Flu' Stories Show How We Make Women's Health All About Dudes

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science

Whiny men might be excited by recent news stories that claim “man flu” -- the trope that men turn into bedridden drama kings at the slightest hint...

7 Serious Questions to Plan Your Future

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2017 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Today, I am putting you to work so grab some paper and a pencil. No, really, grab some paper and a pencil !!! Today is all about moti...

The Workplace Wellness Issue No One Is Talking About

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living

As more women remain in the workforce through their menopausal years, many employers may need to do a better job of adopting policies that help ensure...

What If We Reframed Menopause?

Sirena Pellarolo, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2017 | Fifty
Sirena Pellarolo, Ph.D.

Menopause is a process of distillation that reveals our core, our essential self devoid of those internalized "shoulds" that society usually bombards ...

How To Stop Your Vagina From 'Turning To Stone' As You Age

Pamela Madsen | Posted 01.12.2017 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Your vagina will physically and spiritually evolve/change as you do over time. If you are trained to believe, not educated or simply have fear and shame around your vagina, you may feel like your vagina is like some great big void inside of you.

Why America Will Continue to See More Tears from President Obama

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Jill Shaw Ruddock

On December 6, President Obama had to wipe away a tear as Aretha Franklin sang "Natural Woman" at a Carole King tribute at The Kennedy Center. Then le...

5 Ways To Find Calm In Your Menopause Chaos This Christmas

Julie Dargan | Posted 12.23.2016 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Christmas can be a stressful time for people for various reasons. For the mature woman, fluctuating hormone levels that only a woman experiencing menopause will truly understand compound this stress.

We Deserve Showers

Michelle Combs | Posted 12.11.2016 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

I think I owe menopausal women an apology and must confess, I am a wuss. I've been writing for a few years about menopause and hot flashes. I wasn't...

5 Things About Menopause That Really, Really Suck

Jill Robbins | Posted 12.03.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I don't know why they call menopause 'the change of life.' I can think of some other, more fitting things it could be called: The seventh circle of hell.

Why Menopause Is Such 'A Blast'

Suzanne Grieco Mattaboni | Posted 11.30.2016 | Fifty
Suzanne Grieco Mattaboni

Sure, I miss having accurate vision, a near-photographic memory and an unfairly rapid metabolism. I miss not having to dye-out my graylights every month. But more or less, I wonder what everyone has been crying about. Being over 50 is a blast.

Why Angelina Jolie, 40, 'Love[s] Being In Menopause'

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment

In March, Angelina Jolie wrote about her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent breast cancer. This week, in an interview...

4 Tips To Help Fight Fatigue During Menopause

Julie Dargan | Posted 11.20.2016 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Tired, irritable, hot flushes, night sweats and weight gain are all common complaints for women entering the menopause. Fatigue is one issue that slips below the radar.

Forty and Tired? You Could Be Entering The Menopause

Julie Dargan | Posted 11.15.2016 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

No one ever wants to admit that they are in the menopause. There is a fear associated with this inevitable passage that all women will have to go through in their life. It is one passage that most women dread.

How to Deal with Menopause Elegantly Like Angelina Jolie

Stephanie Bender | Posted 11.13.2016 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Angelina Jolie candidly revealed her choice to undergo a bilateral mastectomy over a year ago as a preventative measure for breast cancer. Recently, she spoke of the results of experiencing "surgical menopause" after having an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries).

5 Reasons Women Need To Talk About Midlife Sex

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.10.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Barb DePree I grew up in the Midwest, where there’s not all that much talk about sex generally. I’ve seen som...

Why Women Are Hormonal Mood Swingers

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 11.08.2016 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

I've heard women say that it is unfair for men to blame puberty, PMS, pregnancy, post-partum blues, perimenopause and menopause for our whimsical moods. Well, it turns out our female mood swings are very real.

7 Strategies For Relieving Hot Flashes Without Drugs

Berkeley Wellness | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

This article was originally published by Berkeley Wellness. Women in the midst of menopause were likely dismayed if they heard about the April 2015 st...

Understanding Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) - Low Libido

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.29.2016 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

We often joke about low libido, but for many women HSDD is a serious condition. It is up to you and your healthcare professional to determine which protocol is best for your personal health needs.

Menopause or Low Thyroid -- Is it One, the Other or Both?

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 10.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

Many are told they are just perimenopausal and should start supplementing estrogen. Things aren't always cut and dry, however, and simply prescribing estrogen replacement without a deep exploration into the patient's metabolism and chemistry doesn't work.

I Couldn't Stop

Tammy L. Coia | Posted 10.28.2016 | Fifty
Tammy L. Coia

I couldn't stop. The tears were streaming down my face, I couldn't breathe. I was stuck. Literally stuck. Was this a panic attack? Panic attack? I don't have panic attacks!

How To Interpret Blood Results In The Lead-Up To Menopause

Julie Dargan | Posted 10.28.2016 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

During the lead up to menopause, referred to as the peri-menopause phase, women may not be experiencing regular cycles and therefore have no idea as to whether they are mid-cycle or in the luteal phase at the time of having their blood tests which can be a hindrance in interpreting blood results.

4 Things That Cause Weight Gain In Menopause

Julie Dargan | Posted 10.23.2016 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Making the right food choices can make a profound influence in how you cope with menopause symptoms such as mood swings and hot flushes, as well as bloating and weight gain.

Accouchement

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents
Lisa Pullen Kent

In sisterly solidarity I immediately flashed back to pregnancy, a state both magical and miserable, completely consuming; a transformative rite of passage. In the nanosecond it took to relive, the realization that I'd never actually be pregnant again descended on me with finality.

Teenage Hormones and Menopause Don't Mix

Dana McKenna | Posted 10.12.2016 | Fifty
Dana McKenna

I have a bone to pick with whomever designed human beings: Who believed having a menopausal woman and a teenager living in the same house at the same time was a good idea?

13 Things You Should Never Say To A Menopausal Woman

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty

It's bad enough walking around looking and feeling like you just got out of a spin class -- you know, face flushed, sweat stains on your shirt -- as y...