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You Can't Touch That! Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's ironic, isn't it? From our "tender" preteen days, most of us couldn't wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn't wait to buy -- and wear -- our first training bra.

LA Couple Writes the New Definitive Guide to Sex, Relationship and Hormones

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Xaque Gruber

He's a former fighter pilot and scholar on sex/relationships, raised in a strict Catholic household. She's a personal, career and relationship counselor, screenwriter and artist. Together husband and wife, Frank Wiegers and Judith Claire, have founded a website to help singles and couples with sex, love and romance.

Plastic Is Food Poisoning

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Phthalates used to soften and make flexible rigid plastics like PVC, are also endocrine disrupters. Just like BPA, the impacts from these endocrine disrupters is most dangerous when the fetus is developing.

Hormone Replacement Therapy 101

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

To HRT or not to HRT? The debate over hormone replacement therapy is one that has confounded doctors, confused the menopausal, and, ultimately, jeopardized the health of millions of women. Not on my watch!

Funding Cancer Research: The Danger of Brightly Colored Ribbons

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Pink ribbons are for breast cancer, dark blue ribbons are for colon cancer, and so on. But cancer is more a disease of genes than one of specific tissues, so the specialization of our research and educational efforts based solely on a given cancer's tissue of origin could have detrimental aspects.

Don't Say Shhh to Urine Incontinence -- It's Nothing to Sneeze At

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Fortunately, there are treatments available for urinary incontinence, but first it had to be recognized as a treatable problem and talked about with a medical professional. There are several types of incontinence.

Estrogen May Protect Against Stress And Memory Loss In Women

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer Published: 11/13/2013 07:51 AM EST on LiveScience SAN DIEGO — Menopause comes with its share of unpleasant side e...

How to Make Testosterone Therapy for Men Safe

Jen Landa, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Landa, M.D.

Testosterone therapy should not be taken lightly but when managed properly can improve low testosterone levels, which is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a lower mortality risk.

Menopause at 70? Freeze Ovary at 35

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

For women in perimenopause or menopause, whether or not to take estrogen is one of the biggest challenges faced. Is it safe? Which one? What route? Ho...

Hormone Replacement at Menopause: The Profound Importance of 'Maybe'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My colleagues and I published our paper because we believe a small percentage, but still a very large number, of women are being harmed -- even killed -- due to an inappropriate aversion to the very concept of hormone replacement.

Why Weight Gain After Menopause?

Estelle Underwood | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

Menopause is a naturally occurring physiological process that we don't need to fear. And if you haven't begun an exercise program yet, menopause is yet one more incentive to begin now and enjoy the endless benefits that exercise has to offer.

Is Male Menopause Fact Or Fiction?

Hope Gainer | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Hope Gainer

Who knew men have menopause?! Well it is actually called andropause. Hallelujah ladies, we are not the only gender that goes through menopause!

Migraines: What's Estrogen Got To Do With It?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's the middle of the day and you're on your back with the blinds closed, a wet washcloth over your eyes, and a nauseated feeling in the pit of your stomach. What's that got to do with perimenopause? In a word: hormones.

Estrogen and Evidence

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are certainly not saying that every woman with a hysterectomy should take estrogen. Our argument is exactly against the oversimplification of one-size-fits-all approaches.

Lethal Placebo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

All forms of hormone replacement for all women at menopause was never right, but nor is NO forms of hormone replacement for NO women at menopause. There was always baby and bathwater here, and we have egregiously failed to distinguish between the two.

New Research Explains Why Women May Respond Better To Stress

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.11.2013 | Women

It's commonly said that women are better at coping with stress than men, but a new study has actually pinpointed why this may be the case. Previou...

Breast Cancer and Your GI Tract: Part 1

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

In order to have a meaningful discussion, we need to get into some of the details. I promise it won't be as difficult as my med school biochemistry course!

This May Boost Your Sex Life After Menopause

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty

Millions of women experience pain during sex following menopause due to hormonal changes, medical and nerve conditions, and depression or other emotio...

Low T (Testosterone): Where's the Beef?

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

It is important to get the scientific facts right when it comes to futzing with the body's hormones. Eye of newt and whatever else goes into love potions may be useless but harmless. That's not necessarily so when forcing powerful sex hormones into the body.

Radiation Increases Heart Disease in Breast Cancer

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine just came out showing that women who receive radiotherapy for breast cancer have a higher risk of ischemic heart disease.

The Real Truth About Cellulite, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Is there any way to ward off cellulite? Many women try a variety of cellulite treatments, but nothing seems to work. When Chief Medical Editor for NBC...

How To Cut Menopausal Symptoms In Half

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty

If you're a middle-aged woman, chances are you know all about waking up at night, drenched in sweat, sometimes hot and -- annoyingly -- sometimes cold...

More Myths about Menopause: Continuing the '2nd Talk'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

With huge numbers of women currently facing menopause, you would think there would be more clarity about it all. But confusion and fear continue to fuel women's concerns. We have come so far in so many ways; isn't it time to be upfront and open about this phase of life?

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.