Category - Menopause

23
Jul

Got Hot Flashes? Try Hypnosis!

A new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in New Orleans gave a new tool for women in menopause looking for an alternative treatment for hot flashes – hypnosis. A five-session program reduced both the frequency and the severity of hot flashes by 80%. And there were side benefits …

21
Jul

K-Y Liquibeads Vaginal Moisturizer Recalled by FDA

Johnson and Johnson is being asked to recall over 69,000 units of it’s K-Y Liquibeads products after receiving over 200 complaints from consumers between June 25, 2010, through Dec. 12, 2011 that the product not dissolving or having an uncharacteristic consistency or texture. A spokeswoman for the company said the recall wasn’t unsafe and does not affect other …

21
Jul

Older Men & Women Have More Problems With Sleep

This new study shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Most of my menopause patients complain of poor sleep. But the problem in aging isn’t falling asleep; it’s staying asleep. A study done at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that people ages 64-74 were 4 times more likely to wake up during the night than younger people …

14
Jul

Estrogen Still Best Treatment for Hot Flashes

Ten years after the Women’s Health Initiative caused millions of women to throw away their estrogen, continued research shows estrogen is still the best way to stop hot flashes…and it’s not as unsafe as the original study suggested. Read more. Get FREE eBook on How to Take Estrogen.

10
Jul

7 Quick Tips To Sleep Better

Millions of Americans are struggling with too little sleep. Here are 7 quick tips you can do to catch a few more zzzz’s. Speak in quite tones and encourage others to do the same after bedtime Set all pagers and cell phones to vibrate Close all doors to people’s room who are sleeping Get room …

10
May

Age of Menopause Can Affect Health

If you’ve already finished having your family, does the age of menopause matter? A new study suggestes it does. Women who go through menopause before age 47 increases a woman’s chances for increased loss of calcium in the bones, osteoporosis, bone fractures and even death. Click here for free ebook on menopause and how to …

29
Mar

Colonoscopy Song on Huff Post

Please see my new blog on the Huffington Post. It’s about how a song can save your life.

26
Mar

Jane Fonda TED Talk on Aging

This is a great video on the topic of aging, or as Jane Fonda calls it, the third act. She discusses aging not as a period of decline, but of a period of possibilities. I think it is a great perspective.    

14
Mar

Chinese Herbs Lower Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are never pleasant and HRT is not always an acceptable choice. So what other options are there when those sudden feelings of heat with sweating and rapid heartbeat happen to women in perimenopause and menopause. A group of researchers in China randomly assigned 72 women between the ages of 45 and 55 who …

12
Mar

Menopause Brains Require Eating Healthy

If you really want a healthy brain in menopause and beyond, a recent study in the Neurology shows that you must eat healthy. It’s not just a single vitamin that causes brain power to dip to cognitive decline. Both good and bad brain health is caused in part by what you eat. The people in this …

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