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North American Menopause Society Publishes Evidence-Based Guidelines for Care of Women in Menopause

North American Menopause Society Publishes Evidence-Based Guidelines for Care of Women in Menopause The North American Menopause Society has published the first comprehensive set of guidelines that support clinicians involved in the care of women at mid-life. The evidence-based recommendations have been published in the October 2014 issue of Menopause. As new research about hormone therapy …

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What are the different HRT options for vaginal dryness?

Dear Ellen, I am experiencing vaginal dryness.  I have tried different lubes, but sadly sex still hurts.  I have an appointment with my gynecologist next week. I would like to understand the difference between the different hormone therapies before I see my doctor.   Can you help educate me on this?                                                                                             Sorry for the last …

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From Perky to Painful- Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

About one-third of women experiences tender breasts in early perimenopause. It’s ironic, isn’t it? From our “tender” preteen days, most of us couldn’t wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn’t wait to buy — and wear — our first training bra. Now if only we could train our breasts to not be so sore …

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Night Sweats and Hot Flashes in the Summertime? It’s a Hot Mess!

While most folks look forward to summer, do you find yourself dreading the coming months? Have you seriously considered moving to the North Pole? As the temperature is rising, are you experiencing your own internal heat wave? If so, you’re not alone. According to the North American Menopause Society, about 75 percent of women report perimenopausal …

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Boomers Take a Bow—Your Encore Career is Here!

Life imitates art and at times parallels a three-act play:  Act 1 (childhood) you meet your cast of characters:  Act II (young adulthood) encounter problems and adversaries and Act III (now) seek resolution on how the rest of your life will play out.  You’re not alone in this theatre of life.  It’s estimated there are …

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