Oct 01 2013
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?
It’s time to think pink, ladies. October is breast cancer awareness month! For women who are using hormone therapy to treat their perimenopause and menopause symptoms (I’m in that group), breast cancer awareness is more than just one month ou...
Sep 30 2013
Omega-3s Do Not Slow Down Cognitive Decline in Post-Menopausal Women
Medical News Today is citing a new study by the University of Iowa, recently published in the journal Neurology, which looked at the effects of omega-3 fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) on the cognitive de...
Sep 27 2013
Is Novo Nordisk Pushing the Vaginal Atrophy Narrative?
Vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness are both serious, and not oft discussed issues for menopausal women. I’ll include myself in that demographic. They are part of the reason women lose interest in sex once they reach menopause. Because, let’s ...
Sep 18 2013
Can I Get Pregnant During Perimenopause?
With so many Hollywood celebrities having children in their 40s, and some even in their 50s, one might think that conceiving children in the mid-life years is a snap. I mean, Halle Berry just makes it look effortless, doesn’t she? But the u...
Sep 13 2013
You, Me, and ShareCare!
I am happy to report that I was recently honored by ShareCare.com by being named one of their “Top 10 Social HealthMakers in Menopause.” ShareCare is an interactive health website based on the Facebook model, launched by WebMD founder, Dr. J...
Sep 12 2013
Western Medicine: All We Like Sheep (Or Cattle)
As a health blogger, I probably spend an inordinate amount of time griping and kvetching about our medical system. But there’s a good reason for that. Much of my bellyaching has been due to what I have felt was a lack of adequate care and a...
Sep 05 2013
Getting Help for Perimenopause When Doctors Won’t Listen
So we’ve all been there haven’t we? Especially if you’ve recently sought help from your doctor for your perimenopause symptoms. You’re emotional, feeling desperate, maybe even a little despondent. You feel like you’re going absolutely nuts...
Sep 03 2013
September 2013: National Menopause Awareness Month
I can’t believe another year has come and gone, and here we are again, recognizing September as “National Menopause Awareness Month.” As I’ve often said in jest (though not really), it’s highly unlikely that most women are “unaware” they are...
Aug 29 2013
Birth Control Pills for Perimenopause Symptoms?
I’ve never been a huge fan of birth control pills. Though, like many young women in the 60s and 70s, I certainly tried them. I also had a lot of friends who simple had to take them (or so they were told), to help regulate their menstrual cycl...
Aug 26 2013
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression in Perimenopause
This past week we had a lively discussion on Facebook on the topic of anxiety and depression in perimenopause. It is a topic I’ve addressed at great length here at Hold that Pause. There’s a reason for that, too. It’s a huge problem for wo...