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Complications

11 Tips for Managing Menopause and Thyroid Disease

When you’re a woman over 40, symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and weight changes are common. But are they due to a thyroid condition, or is it related to menopause? Let’s explore what you need to know about perimenopause, menopause, and your thyr...

By Mary Shomon
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Symptoms

Uterine Fibroids: What You Need to Know

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

The Latest

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7 Top Questions About PCOS & Pregnancy

Yes, it’s possible to get pregnant and have a healthy baby with PCOS! Three experts break down the crucial things to know to increase your odds.

By Sarah Ellis
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Uterine Fibroids’ Disproportionate Impact on Women of Color

Racial disparities in the severity of fibroids–plus barriers to accessing treatment–make this common condition more serious for Black women.

By Sarah Ellis
contraceptives

Is the Newest Birth Control Option for You?

The FDA just approved a new birth control method—and it’s hormone free.

By Sarah Ellis
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The New Theory About What Causes Alzheimer’s in Women

Women are twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s disease. New research provides a clue about why.

By Sarah Ellis
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The 6 Best Ways to Manage Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause, but sometimes they can be persistent and disrupt daily life. Here are some tips for avoiding and dealing with hot flashes.

By Leslie Goldman
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Is Testosterone Therapy Safe for Women?

Testosterone is often prescribed to boost a low sex drive, but the research on its long-term effects remains questionable.

By Sarah Ellis
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Let's Talk About Menopause Treatment

Hot flashes, mood swings, the need to pee All. The. Time.: Menopause isn't always the most delightful experience. But there are now lots of ways to get relief so you can feel like yourself again, body and mind.

By Sara Faye Green
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Anxiety and Your Period: What You Need to Know

Keep calm and menstruate on. Your anxious mind isn’t doing your cycle any favors.

By Sarah Ellis
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Have You Noticed? Autoimmune Diseases Are on the Rise

No, you’re not imagining it. Studies have found an uptick in chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

By Lara DeSanto
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Memory Loss

Getting Forgetful? Might Be Menopause

Those hot flashes and sudden lapses in memory may be more connected than you thought, say researchers.

By Lara DeSanto

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Mary Shomon
Patient Advocate

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.