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WATCH: Is Menopause Keeping You Up At Night?

Posted 05.30.2012 | Fifty

Katie Couric, like many midlife women, recently revealed that she has trouble sleeping on her Yahoo show "Katie's Take." There are countless reason...

Top 5 Hormone Superheroes: My 'Genius Bar'

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Here are the hormonal "best in class." Vanguards of new paradigm medicine, they aim to repair and prevent rather than to postpone the inevitable or mask symptoms with the latest antidepressant.

Not Sleeping Beauty: Dealing with Insomnia in Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When I was young, I used to envy princesses like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty for their charm and singing voices. When I entered perimenopause, I started to envy them for a different reason.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Caroline Manzo Talks Her Biggest Battle Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 05.09.2012 | Celebrity

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" matriarch Caroline Manzo is facing a new battle that may be even bigger than her feud with Teresa Giudice -- it's meno...

50 Shades of Grey Hair

Penny Love | Posted 07.08.2012 | Fifty
Penny Love

I read two books recently: 50 Shades of Grey and The Wisdom of Menopause. One reminded me of what it felt like to be young and in heat and the other advised me on the heat to come.

Are You There, Chef? It's Me, Menopause

Gillian Clark | Posted 05.03.2012 | DC
Gillian Clark

I'm pushing 50 now and Mother Nature is about done with me. It's Father Time's turn and he is determined to make a man out of me.

Menopause? There's A 'Map' For That

Huff/Post50 | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Hot flashes, uncomfortable dryness, insomnia -- we all know the myriad symptoms associated with menopause. But a surprising number of women aren’t ...

What To Do About My High Cholesterol

Judi Freedman | Posted 07.01.2012 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Here are the five foods the Mayo Clinic says can lower cholesterol and protect my heart:

How to Meet Your Mother

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Celebrate Mother's Day by sharing your experiences with your children and encouraging them to share with you. Sit down with your own mother and chat about her life's journey.

What Makes Me Really Hot

Elise Sax | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Elise Sax

Recently, I was in line at the bank when I was attacked by a ball of fire in my belly. The heat grew, emanating out until it had taken over my entire body. "Whoa, Nelly!" I shouted, as if to warn the others in line. "A Number Six Hot Flash. It's a biggun'!"

Take the 'Bite' Out of HRT

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.10.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Menopause is the great equalizer. It doesn't care which political party you identify with, what your religious background is or whether you're a member of the 1 or 99 percent.

Take Your Menopause to Work Day

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.03.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Without a daycare program where women can leave their hot flashes and discomfort, the best step companies can take is to educate their employees and employers.

When You Can't Remember Where You Hid Stuff

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.02.2012 | Fifty
Linda Durnell

However we choose to live our lives in our 50s, whether through true grit, humor or acceptance, it seems to me that it is a personal lifestyle choice.

Estrogen Prevents Stroke, Heart Attack for Some

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The decision to take estrogen or HRT must be an individualized one -- a conversation between you and your doctor that takes into account your risks, your age and your history.

HRT and Breast Cancer: A Brief Primer

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The recent Pfizer jury award is sure to scare many women. Whether or not to take estrogen and or progesterone is a very personal decision that needs to be individualized.

Fertility And Me

Toni Nagy | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women
Toni Nagy

There is an expiration date on my uterus, a "sell by" number on my sexuality and not much I can do to prolong it.

Can't Sleep? Stressed? Try Music!

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Have you ever felt anxious or stressed or couldn't sleep? Not just mere mortals have the problem; even celebrities have trouble sleeping sometimes. Maybe it's time to turn on some relaxing music and feel your body switch to relaxed.

Personal Spring Cleaning

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.06.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Many changes occur in your body when you enter perimenopause. It is the most symptom-laden time since puberty, but remember that over 50 million women around the world are right there with you.

Colonoscopy Challenge: Get a Light at the End of Your Tunnel

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

When I say "colonoscopy," most people don't respond with "Sign me up." But what if it came with an all-expenses-paid trip to New York?

The Battle Over the Thermostat or the Winter of My Big Hot Flash

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.29.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

I've taken to signing my emails and other correspondence "Warmly, Nancy." Sadly, it's all too true. Even though it is cold outside, I am warm much of the time. Hot, actually.

Estrogen and Cognitive Function: Ask Dr. Pat

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I recently got a letter from a reader asking whether a hysterectomy was the only way to eliminate complications she was experiencing as a result of hormone therapy.

Navigating Stressful Relationships As We Age (And Why Your Health Depends On It)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

For many people, relationships are a major source of stress. As much as you love and need them, your parents, partner, children, boss, and even your friends can be the cause of a lot of aggravation. The resultant stress can have a tremendous impact on your health.

Top 4 Menopause Myths Dispelled

Mickey Harpaz | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty
Mickey Harpaz

After working with over 10,000 menopausal women in my practice over the past 23 years, I have seen some misconceptions and myths that women have believed that have hindered their success in navigating the dreaded "change." The good news is you don't have to believe those myths.

Valentine's Day: Crank the Heat Up!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.08.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Even though the last thing you probably want is a temperature hike (hot flash central), here are 14 uncensored, cut-to-the-chase ways to crank that love thermostat up to super steamy.

HRT Questioned Again -- Really?

Susan M. Love | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

Once again we are returning to the question of whether menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases breast cancer risk.