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Acid Reflux Drugs and Menopause

Recent research has found that common acid reflux drugs can raise the risk of heart attacks, particularly for menopausal women.

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Benefits of Vitamin E for Menopausal Women

The menopausal transition means changes in a woman’s body. Those changes range from skin changes to increased risk of heart disease. Therefore, if you’re like me, you want to make sure you have as many health options to pick from to support your heal...

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Finding Skincare Products in Menopause

I don’t know about you, but my skin has changed tremendously during the menopausal transition. I used to describe my skin as “combination” but now I find that my skin—and especially my face—often feels really dry. The search for new skincare products ...

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8 Things That Every Menopausal Woman Should Do This Summer

With a new season comes new routines and adjustments to the elements—especially for women going through menopause. Follow these tips to prepare for (and enjoy!) the summer.

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Bone Health for Menopausal Women

Bone health is something women need to take more seriously as they go through menopause. That’s because women may lose up to 20 percent of their bone density within 5-7 years of their last menstrual period. A woman’s declining estrogen levels caused ...

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Muscle

Sarcopenia Threatens Muscle Strength as We Age

Have you heard about sarcopenia? I hadn’t heard this term before, but it’s a word that older members of this community should add to their vocabulary since it’s something we face as we age. The International Osteoporosis Foundation defines sarcopenia ...

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Risk Factors

Some Sunscreens Increase Health Risks

Although it’s been really rainy where I live this month, we also are seeing hints of impending summer, thanks to the longer days and the warmer temperature. That means more time spent outside walking, hiking, biking and grilling. While enjoying the g...

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Nitrates and Nitrites - Good or Bad?

Nitrates and nitrites sound alike and in some ways they are very similar. Both are preservatives found in processed meats, but they are also found in different types of produce. Additionally, nitrates actually transform into nitrites during the diges...

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The Fountain Of Youth Has Been Here All Along

Nitric oxide is your new best friend as you go through the menopausal transition. This gas – which is produced by cells in the brain, blood, blood vessels and lungs– may prolong your life and fortify your body against environmental stress. What Is Ni...

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Prevention

Listeria in Your Kitchen?

Learn what this harmful bacteria is and how you can help prevent it in your home.