Aug 14 2012
Are Routine Pelvic Exams Necessary for Post-Menopausal Women?
If you have your ear to the ground in the medical field, then you may have noticed a shift in attitudes among healthcare providers, who are beginning to question the wisdom of routine wellness procedures. Women’s health is an area which is of p...
Aug 10 2012
Post BlogHer 2012 Sleep Hangover
If you are ever uncertain of just how old you really are, take a trip somewhere for about five days, eat different food, sleep in a different bed, and fight your way through a couple of crazy airports. If that doesn’t reveal your true age, well,...
Jul 30 2012
BlogHer 2012: Blogging, Menopause, and Big Business
I’m getting ready to head to the BlogHer 2012blogging conference in New York City next week. I will be attending for the first time since I began bloggingabout menopause approximately 5 years ago. I’m not sure what to expect exactly, but I’m cer...
Jul 25 2012
At What Ages Does Perimenopause Begin?
In order to understand when perimenopause begins, it’s important to understand the difference between perimenopause and actual menopause. Menopause is generally defined as when a women has not had a menstrual cycle for twelve consecutive mo...
Jul 23 2012
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Actually Safe?
Medscape Daily News is reporting that traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is now considered relatively safe once again for women in perimenopause, menopause, and post- menopause years who are displaying symptoms of hormone imbalance.The ...
Jul 20 2012
How Long Does Perimenopause Last?
When you are in the thick of perimenopause, there is no doubt; it can feel like it’s going to last forever. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, you might even question whether you’re going to come out sane on the other side. Mood swi...
Jul 18 2012
The Estrogen Errors: Another Book for Your Menopause Library
As a women’s health writer, and bono-fide book junky, I’m always on the look-out for good books on women’s health, particularly on the subjects of perimenopause and menopause. I came across The Estrogen Errors: Why Progesterone is Better f...
Jul 16 2012
Heavy, Flooding Periods in Perimenopause
When you blog about perimenopause and menopause, sooner or later it’s going to get personal. I mean, when you’re discussing your menstrual cycles with total strangers for crying out loud, that’s pretty personal. But it’s also helpful. We are by ...
Jul 13 2012
Got Menopause? Walk that Stuff Out!
Like much of the country, Ohio has been stuck in a heat wave for the past few weeks. As one who grew up in the Deep South (born in Florida, raised in Louisiana), I know hot. I don’t like it either. There is nothing enjoyable about the kind of ...
Jul 09 2012
Estroven Nighttime: A Good Alternative to Prescription Sleep-Aids
I’m not much on hawking products as a blogger. That is not to say that those who do are somehow less holy than I am in the blogging world. But, for me personally, I’ve never been comfortable doing it. I value my integrity, and as I get older – ...