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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.

Signs That Thyroid Disease May Have Been Missed by Your Doctor

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

You needn't have a medical background to know my symptoms were not normal. My hairdresser was watching my hair fall out by the handfuls for months, and she kept asking me about potential thyroid issues.

5 Signs of Hormonal Havoc

Kate Callaghan | Posted 08.14.2014 | Women
Kate Callaghan

Female hormones are quite delicate and susceptible to imbalance, which can leave us feeling somewhat crummy (to put it nicely). Here are five signs your hormones might need some loving.

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.

Puberty vs. Menopause

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I'm the mom who's just a little bit scandalous. A marriage between Auntie Mame and Mae West. And, coming from my kids, that's not a compliment.

Access To Birth Control Is About Much More Than Controlling Birth

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Every month, I refill my prescription for birth control pills and every day at the same time (well, mostly the same time), I swallow one of the little pills with a sip of water. But the reason I started taking birth control pills and continue to take them is probably not what you're thinking.

How to Tell if Your Dog Really Loves You

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 08.09.2014 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

As we sink into a world of cyber-friends and texting instead of talking, dogs and cats bring us back into old fashioned one-on-one, in-the-moment living.

An Insomniac's 5-Step Sleep Strategy

TueNight | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
TueNight

For normal snoozers, sleep is involuntary and automatic. But for people like me, sleep is anything but automatic. And the more we try to engage in voluntary sleep, the more we impede the natural process and maintain a state of arousal.

I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I thought her statement was harsh. And that she needed anger management or couples counseling. I actually feared for her marriage -- and her husband. Fast-forward five years and I completely understand.

Coping With Haywire Hormones and a House Full of Kids

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Looking forward to a stress-free summer? Good luck with that! Perimenopause and menopause is stressful enough, thank you very much. Having your kids home all summer long is stress squared.

Life After Gluten and Swedish Fish

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

By the time I made it to the kitchen, three chocolate chip cookies were making their way into my blood stream. Two more teaspoons of sugar disguised as cookies magically appeared in my hands when I sat back into the driver's seat.

Can Sexy Keep You Healthy?

Pamela Levin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

Stop at the magazine stand or turn on your TV and silently WITNESS! It seems like everything from liquor to automobiles to household products to a (we...

The Age At Which Men Officially Become Grumpy

Carol E Wyer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

I was recently interviewed on BBC Radio 2 about grumpiness (much to the chagrin of my husband who believes he is far more qualified to discuss the subject). The presenter was curious to discover at what age men become grumpy and if grumpiness is confined to older men.

Why There's Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Celibacy

Lori Lothian | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Lori Lothian

Despite the societal thrust to make sure we are all having a rip-roaring sex life, sex and emotional well-being can be uncoupled -- they are not necessarily linked, as the cultural imperative would have us believe. Simply, the culture reveres sex and orgasms as if these two "gods" must be worshipped. What about the celebration of celibacy as an equally healthy option? I'd love to see sex therapy include celibacy on the menu of choices for a couple instead of diagnosing a non-sexually active couple as needing a remedy.

A Lesson From My Grandma In The Miracle Of Life

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

Sometime during that first week of the new year, as I thought very deeply about my grandmother's influence on my life, knowing her light was fading, I began to feel sick and very, very tired.

The Peterson Farm Bros' Beef With Chipotle (Part 3): The Definition Of A Humanely Raised Animal

Greg Peterson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Food
Greg Peterson

Any true livestock farmer will tell you that in order to make a profit in the livestock industry, you must treat your animals well. This is especially important in today's livestock economy, as higher buying costs and higher feed costs have allowed for a very thin margin of profit. If our animals are not treated with care, not kept healthy, and not kept comfortable, our slim, marginal chance of being a successful livestock farmer is absolutely destroyed.

Judge OKs Transgender Inmate's Hormone Treatments

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State prison officials must immediately resume hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who argued that she suffered a medi...

Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Irene Ross | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, inhale or absorb and it converts food to energy and stores it as glycogen.

Do Transgender Athletes Have an Unfair Advantage?

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Perhaps no transgender issue brings out more anger than the idea of transgender women competing in athletics. This was evident again when a female transgender CrossFit athlete was told, in writing, by the CrossFit governing body that she cannot compete as a woman.

Afraid Of My Own Crazy

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

All my self-improvement stuff has made me become a really genuinely happy person. I'm no longer afraid of my crazy.

The Hormone That's Hurting Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 02.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Over the last few years, cortisol has been blamed for a surplus of health problems, including depression, weight gain...

Owning This 'Thing' They Call Menopause and Making it Your B*tch

Lisa Jey Davis | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Lisa Jey Davis

I recently wrote a book that's now titled Orchids-The New Black: How to Get Over Your Ovaries and Make the Change of Life Your Bitch. You could say I ...

Study Finds Hormones' Surprising Affect On The Markets

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business

* Stress may be under-recognised cause of market instability * Findings are from field and lab studies of cortisol levels ...

Concerns I Have on Feeding My Family

Nicole Patterson | Posted 04.04.2014 | Good News
Nicole Patterson

I am deeply concerned on what I am feeding my Farmer and myself. Is the food that we eat really healthy for us? Will it be healthy for our kids? I have concerns about my food, just like you.

Changes in Modern Medicine: What Can We Expect?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

There are many modalities to healing. Combining experience and knowledge, gut instinct, lifestyle and, most importantly, the individuality of each patient will help counter medical reversals and better our health.