Latest by Dorian Martin

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Chronic Pain Can Emerge During Menopause

Menopause can seem like a pain. However, for some women, that feeling is literal, instead of figurative. Researchers have found that the changing hormonal levels that happen during menopause may result in women experiencing more pain or they may deve...

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Making a Healthy Marinade

It’s that time of year when everyone loves to grill! Many cooks look to marinades to help impart flavor while also tenderizing the meat. You can make a marinade with five ingredients or less – an oil or other type of fat, an acid, something salty, so...

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Can Chinese Medicine Ease Menopause?

Recently a member of HealthCentral’s menopause community noted that she turned to Chinese medicine to cope with hot flashes. She said her acupuncturist and herbalist identified a supplement that helped with those pesky issues. That got me thinking – ...

The Pros and Cons of Sweating a Lot During Exercise

The Pros and Cons of Sweating a Lot During Exercise

Is sweating while exercising bad for you? And is there a problem with too much sweat? Here’s what we know.

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7 Ways To Improve Sleep With Menopause

Sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Some studies show that people who get less than 7 hours of sleep are at an increased risk of poor health and functioning. Sleep timing and duration have an effect on the body’s metabolic, neurologica...

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Beware of Air Quality When Exercising

How much can air quality affect your outdoor workouts? Here’s what to look out for and what you should do if you find it difficult to exercise outdoors.

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Tips for Exercising Outdoors in the Summer

Parts of the United States have been deluged with rain during the past few months, leading to flooding and increased humidity levels. While summertime gives many people the urge to be outdoors, it’s also primetime for major storms that wreak havoc—ev...

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Women Increasingly Shaving Excess Facial Hair

About a year ago, a friend and I were comparing notes about how our bodies have changed due to menopause. One of the vexing issues that we identified was the overactive facial hair follicles that caused hair to either grow exceptionally long or to gr...

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8 Reasons to Grow Basil This Summer

We all know fresh basil is delicious—but did you also know it packs a ton of nutrients and can be used in a variety of ways? Time to brush up on your basil benefits and grab a basil plant!

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Two Nutrients That Protect Against Hearing Loss

While turning down the volume and using ear plugs in exceptionally loud situations – such as rock concerts – are obviously important, your diet can actually help you protect your hearing, too.