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How to thrive during menopause

May 18, 2015

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How to thrive during menopause by Dawn Fleming —  For many women, menopause can be challenging and create havoc in all areas of their lives. Not only are their physical bodies changing, but also their minds can spiral into anxiety as they begin to deal with uncertainties that arise. Strategies are available not only to […]

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Action Plan for Menopause: Your Guide to a Healthy, Vibrant Transition

March 31, 2015

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Action Plan for Menopause: Your Guide to a Healthy, Vibrant Transition by Barbara Bushman, Ph.D. and Janice C. Young, Ed.D. — The book is a comprehensive guide that focuses on exercise as a primary means to control or alleviate the symptoms of menopause. This scientific approach outlines the best and safest exercises for every phase […]

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Women and heart attack symptoms

June 7, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Heart disease is the number-one killer of women, but most women do not know the symptoms, which are not the same for both sexes. Women do not experience the classic symptoms that we associate with heart attacks. If you or someone you know has one or more of the following […]

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Menopause making you miserable?

June 2, 2013

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by Dr. Tracy Mageruss —  Menopause is a normal part of healthy aging, but some of the associated symptoms can be very troubling. For example, are hot flashes and night sweats interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep? Is the sleep deprivation causing anxiety or irritability or making you lose focus? Are […]

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Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

December 24, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  Bio-identical hormones are made from plants — estrogen from soy and progesterone from wild yam. They are identical to the chemical structure of the hormones produced by the human body. Bio-identical hormones are the closest in chemical structure, actions and interaction to those hormones produced by humans. Effects of bio-identical […]

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Am I in menopause yet?

November 4, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  As a doctor, I see patients who wonder what is going on with them. They have symptoms of menopause, but still are menstruating every few months. For example, they suffer from among the following symptoms: Hot flashes — Sudden, brief sensations of heat, often over the entire body, sometimes more […]

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Meditation lowers heart rate and blood pressure

September 27, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  About 10 million Americans say they practice meditation daily. Like taking time daily to brush their teeth, those who meditate usually practice 10 to 30 minutes of silence each day, which gives them a break from the constant bombardment of information everyone faces. Whether practiced on its own, or following yoga […]

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Stress: A cause of adrenal fatigue?

September 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sarv Varta K. Khalsa —  Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common and under-diagnosed health conditions in modern society. We live fast-paced lives with busy schedules that don’t allow much time for rest and relaxation. Just the stress of daily responsibilities can eventually take its toll. Our adrenal glands play a key […]

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It is possible to transform your life — Sylvia’s story

September 6, 2012

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by Ben Ta’ati —  After six years of insomnia, Sylvia, a 56 year-old-mother of four, was on the verge of losing hope. She had lost her job, become severely depressed and anxious, and now was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which left her partially disabled. Sylvia was also suffering from hot flashes and symptoms of menopause. None […]

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Women are getting fewer mammograms

September 4, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A study by the Mayo Clinic has found that fewer women in their 40s are getting screening mammograms since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that screening mammograms start at age 50 instead of 40. Mayo Clinic researchers found that screening mammography rates for women aged 40 to 49 […]

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Three things you may not know about heart health

August 13, 2012

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by Paula Owens — What causes heart disease? A healthy heart is the foundation of your health, vitality, physical ability and longevity. There are many risk factors to be aware of that you can control, such as smoking, lack of exercise, low vitamin D levels, obesity, type II diabetes, stress and poor diet. Food items […]

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Magnesium and hot flashes

August 11, 2012

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by Dr. Jonathan Psenka —  Hot flashes are one of the most common and irritating conditions experienced by women. They often occur when women are going through menopause and are frequently encountered as an unpleasant side effect of breast cancer therapy. Anti-estrogen drugs such as Arimidex and Tamoxifen are notable promoters of hot flashes. The […]

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Recognizing and alleviating menopause

August 9, 2012

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by Dasha Trebichavska —  Though many of us have been taught otherwise, menopause in not a disease; it is a normal physiological transition in a woman’s life from a reproductive to a non-reproductive age. The main problems a woman is likely to experience with menopause, with varying degrees of severity, are tiredness, lethargy, irritability, anxiety, […]

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