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The Benefits of Vaginal Creams

The Benefits of Vaginal Creams

Have you noticed the changes in your body as you go through the menopausal transition? One day you feel fine, the next day you’re sweating up a storm because of hot flashes. One night you sleep like a baby and the next night you’re pacing around, una...

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Fitness

Cycling Offers Health Benefits and Dangers for Older Riders

This morning when I took my car in for servicing at the dealership, I noticed there was a hint of autumn’s cool temperatures. We all appreciate it since we’ve endured a little over a month of temperatures that were in the high 90s and felt like in th...

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Change of Attitude Can Change Your Outlook Through Menopause

Recently, I had coffee after an exercise class with a middle-age friend. We got onto the topic of the changes we were experiencing during this time period, including the weight gain, aches and pains. When my friend bemoaned that she is having tremend...

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Food That Makes You Cooler, or Hotter

Recently, I went to dinner with some friends on a very hot, humid day. We were sitting outside on the enclosed (and air-conditioned) patio but I could still almost see the heat waves coming off the pavement outside the patio’s windows. So when the wa...

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The Benefits of Eating Spicy Foods

Many world cuisines boast spicy dishes, such as Phall in the United Kingdom, Southeast Asia’s Otak-Otak, Korea’s Kimchi Jjigae, Thailand’s Pad Prik Khing, China’s Sichuan Huoguo, the Caribbean’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken, and Hot Wings in the U.S. The hi...

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4 Tips to Protect Height After Menopause

One of the challenges women face as we go through the menopausal transition is maintaining our height. We actually start losing slightly less than half-an-inch every 10 years after we reach the age of 40 and ultimately can lose up to three inches of ...

Vaginal Atrophy's Affects on Life

Vaginal Atrophy's Affects on Life

For almost 40 percent of postmenopausal women, the loss of estrogen that they experience during the menopausal transition can lead to vaginal atrophy. This loss leads to thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls. Vaginal atrophy can lead ...

Many Women Suffer from Vaginal Atrophy

Many Women Suffer from Vaginal Atrophy

Menopause brings about many changes to the body. Some of those we can see and other changes may not be so visible. One such subtle change? Vaginal atrophy. The condition affects about half of postmenopausal women, according to the Mayo Clinic. One ty...

Make Vaginal Health a Priority

Make Vaginal Health a Priority

Conversations surrounding menopause are healthy and necessary. Conversations with doctors will direct a need to thinking about the health of the vagina as a woman enters menopause and conversations with girlfriends can provide an outlet to lament abo...

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Summer

Delicious Low-sugar Drinks for Summer

Cool off with these refreshing drinks - guilt free.