Menopause News Flash: Trans Fats May Become a Thing of the Past

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Ta-ta, trans fats! The Food and Drug Administration has stepped up and taken the first step toward banning the health-wrecking fats, saying that partially hydrogenated oils—a major source of trans fats in Americans diets—are not safe.

Tell your daughters: Dr. Eric Topol predicts that a simple blood test will replace invasive amniocentesis in testing for prenatal chromosomal abnormalities. Learn how this noninvasive testing will improve the health of women and their babies.

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have just released new guidelines for healthcare providers on how to prevent cardiovascular disease by better assessing risk and by managing cholesterol, lifestyle, and weight.

Stress strikes again! New research from the University of Pennsylvania suggests that pregnant women can transmit the damaging health effects of stress to their unborn child.

Got food allergies? You might not have to avoid your trigger foods altogether, according to research presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Findings show that many food-allergy sufferers are allergic to only specific parts of their trigger foods.

If you haven’t heard, Jennifer Aniston’s hair, which has a reputation of its own, recently got a new ’do! Check it out here, and then rejoice that all of your haircuts aren’t plastered on the Internet!


November is National Caregivers Month! Celebrate with a signed copy of Katie Haner’s book: Mother Daughter Me. Enter to win here.


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After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.