22
Jan

New Survey Reveals The Impact of Menopause on the Workplace

Menopause symptoms have a huge impact on women in the workplace and on the businesses that employ them. It was the subject of my latest book, Working Through Menopause: The Impact on Women, Businesses, and the Bottom Line. The Society of Women’s Health Research (SWHR) recently published a survey on this topic that Dr. Sharon …

18
Oct

Menopause in the Workplace – My interview with The National Menopause Foundation

It’s World Menopause Day!   In honor of the day, I was interviewed by Claire Gill of The National Menopause Foundation about menopause in the workplace. In This Episode, we delve into: Dispelling common misconceptions about menopause. The workplace challenges faced by women navigating menopause. Practical changes to support women during this transition.   You’ll …

14
Nov

Finally! Menopause is Getting Some Attention!

Finally, the US is starting to make some headway in supporting midlife women. Kudos to Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, and David McKinley, R-W.Va., who have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress called The Menopause Research Bill, which will according to a West Virginia press release, “jumpstart research into finding new treatments for symptoms caused by …

16
Oct

Hormone Therapy for Aging Transgender Women

Just completing the 2022 North American Menopause Society meeting held in Atlanta, October 12-15. One of the many interesting talks dealt with the menopause symptoms and challenges of transgender women. Hormone Therapy (HT) is confusing for cisgender women, but it can be even much more so for transgender women. Because they are transitioning from male …

3
Oct

Nurturing the Nurturer: Supporting Female Physicians and Nurses in Menopause

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Menopause Society designated October as World Menopause Month. Women in Medicine Are Impacted by Menopause Although there is a lot of discussion about menopause among women in general, there is much less discussion about women in medicine who are going through menopause and the need to support …

27
May

A New Look at Treating Menopause Symptoms

Whether or not to take estrogen is a huge decision every woman must make as she faces her symptom of menopause. Most of the fears about estrogen began with the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) when they falsely claimed that estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer and heart disease. I explained how the WHI got …

21
Apr

How to Get Rid of Anxiety

Feeling anxious? Anxiety seems to be our new normal state.   Watching the news for more than a few minutes ends up being a real adrenaline rush. Coronavirus, wildfires, inflation, shootings, Ukraine. Who can feel calm?   Self-help author Wayne Dyer wrote, “You can’t always control what goes on outside you; but you can control …

21
Jan

New Book on Menopause in the Workplace Shines Light on Blind Spot in American Businesses

Working Through Menopause: The Impact on Women, Businesses and the Bottom Line available for pre-order.   Globally, pre menopause and menopause symptoms are costing businesses $810 billion dollars; hot flashes in the United States alone is costing businesses $14 billion dollars in lost productivity, days missed from work and associated costs. Yet seventy-three percent of women …

9
Sep

Menopause in the Workplace is Getting Attention…Finally

Worldwide, there are 657 million women aged 45–59 and around half of them are in the workforce during their menopausal years.  Stated another way, half of the people in the workforce are women, and half of the women in the workforce are in perimenopause or menopause. There are laws and policies for women who are …