28
Jan

You Are NOT Too Young For Heart Disease

Usually when I share an article, it’s from a well-known medical journal. But this information was reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ January 15, 2020).   And it’s alarming!   Heart disease and strokes are killing an increasing number of Americans between the ages of 45 and 64, in the …

1
Jan

Issue 46 of The Hot Years is Now Available

10
Dec

When Treatment Causes Menopause

Menopause always comes with challenges. When you are 50ish, the symptoms come on gradually. But when you are younger and still have normal or relatively normal hormone levels, treatment causes an abrupt drop in those hormones, and that causes you to be catapulted into menopause. That large, sudden change in hormones causes large, sudden changes …

8
May

Menopause Symptoms – Before, During and After

How will you change after menopause? Studies show that most women don’t know the answer. It’s the not knowing that leads to fear and worry for so many women.   To make things worse, many doctors don’t diagnose menopause as the cause of the variety symptoms their patients are experiencing.   It’s not surprising. Menopause …

1
May

My Odometer

Monday I hit a milestone birthday. I sat down and wrote this poem put to music played by Ben Schwendener. Listen to the narration over the music. It will add to the flavor. Hope you enjoy it and if you, please comment below.     My odometer turned again One more revolution With multiple conclusions …

28
Mar

Piano Lesson – A Lesson About Life

The scientist Max Planck said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” That’s what happened to me at a recent concert when I sat just 10 feet away from two jazz piano masters playing on two grand pianos. Sitting so close, I could not only hear their …

22
Jan

5 Menopause Lessons Learned From The New England Patriots

Even if you’re not a football fan, there is a good chance you have heard that the New England Patriots win a lot of their games and their quarterback, Tom Brady, is very, very good.   On January 20, 2019, the Patriots won their third in a row trip to the Super Bowl, the Holy …

18
Jan

How Do I Know It’s Menopause

Are you wondering, “Am I in menopause?”   Are you asking yourself, “Why is my body acting so strange? Doesn’t even seem like me!”   The truth is, many women who are entering menopause don’t have any idea it’s menopause that is happening to them.   That’s especially true for about 5 to 10 percent …

10
Dec

The Hot Years Magazine: Free Christmas Holiday Issue

How do you get your health information?   It’s a fact: 75% of women given a list of menopause symptoms don’t realize those symptoms are associated with menopause.   In today’s ever changing health information world, the most important thing you can do to stay well is to be informed so you can make good …

29
Nov

FDA Issues Warning on Vaginal Laser Treatment

Ever go to the doctor and feel too embarrassed to ask your question?   One very common question that DOESN’T get asked is,   “Are you feeling dry or feeling pain with sex?”   You’re not alone. About half of women in perimenopause and menopause share your frustration.   The bad news is that only about 7% ever …

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