What Is a Vertebral Compression Fracture?

An estimated 25 percent of American women over 50 experience compression fractures in their lifetime. Here’s what to know about this common source of back pain.
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Is It Menopause or a Thyroid Problem?

You wake up sweaty, your heart beating rapidly. If you’re a woman about age 50, your symptoms could be the result of menopause, but maybe it’s your thyroid.
Jackie Krentzman

What Does the Thyroid Do?

The thyroid produces hormones that regulate metabolism. This affects every organ in your body, as well as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature.
Jeff Bauer

Busting Soy Myths So You Can Enjoy Soy!

Credit: iStock The discussion on the benefits versus dangers of soy continues to percolate. There are those that feel that the fact that much of the soy available is GMO (genetically modified), makes it “dangerous.” Others recognize the stellar nutri...
Amy Hendel

Midlife Memory Loss in Women

Some studies report that as many as 60 percent of women notice memory problems at midlife. Here’s what may be behind it, and what to do about it.
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What Is Uterine Prolapse? My Story

About 200,000 prolapse surgeries are performed each year in the U.S.—comparable to the number of heart bypass surgeries. I have come to think of prolapse as the most common female ailment no one has ever heard of.
Nancy Metcalf

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