Dr. Mache Blog

17
Feb

The Silent Ceiling: New Book Exposes The Impact of Menopause on Women and Businesses

Menopause is happening at work and no one is noticing   Women are half the US workforce, and half of those women are in perimenopause or menopause. That’s one fourth of the entire US workforce.   But menopause at work, neither women nor businesses isn’t getting the attention it deserves. That’s why in our book, …

11
Feb

How Women With BRCA Gene Mutations Decide To Remove Ovaries and Tubes

Living with a genetic mutation that increases your risk of cancer is a heavy burden.   For women carrying the BRCA gene, part of the burden stems from an increased risk of getting cancer, and part stems from a really big decision – whether or not to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes before menopause …

7
Feb

Estrogen to be Available Over the Counter

Estrogen may soon be available as an over the counter medication… In the UK.   Understanding the Issue Estrogen and hormone therapy (HT) for menopause symptoms has been controversial in the United States since a 2002 study called the Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI) incorrectly reported an increase risk in breast cancer and heart disease. …

26
Jan

Listening to Music Can Reduce Menopause Symptoms

A number of years ago, I was invited to speak to the department of Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music in Boston about the power of music to improve health literacy and to improve relaxation and sleep. You can find many examples of my music on HealthRock.Bandcamp.com/music. Now a new study published in the …

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 …

3
Dec

Get 20/20 in 2022: The Link Between Vision and Depression

Who would ever think that what you can’t see could depress you? What this study is about But that is what a new study shows. If you want to take an important step to preserve your mental health and physical health and avoid depression, get your vision corrected as soon as you can. The study …

26
Nov

Thanksgiving Day and Pandemics – A Musical Story of Gratitude

Thanksgiving and pandemic. Those two words don’t usually go well together. (Click Here to listen to this post narrated by Dr. Mache to his original music performed by Ben Schwendener).   But for the past two Thanksgivings, they have. And it has stretched the seams of the fabric of family life.   Last year our …

18
Nov

Is Your Bedtime Killing You? Maybe…

Thomas Edison changed the world with his invention of the light bulb. Bedtime wasn’t determined by sunset. But every since we’ve had control of our bedtime, when we go to bed has become more variable and often gets later and later. A new study suggests that our bedtime may be killing us.   What was …