| Jun 5, 2012
| 2:59 PM
“Menopause” is the hilarious musical sendup that puts some noise in “the silent passage.” The story has four women with seemingly nothing in common meeting in a tussle over a sale-rack bra at Bloomingdale’s. Turns out the...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
I packed your nylons for you. Let’s just leave that alone for a second. This season, I have been complaining ceaselessly about two things: 1) Every episode of RHOBH, and I mean EVERY, has been a fabulous party, jaunt, or repast, and 2) at these...
| Jun 29, 2010
A new botanical supplement on the U.S. market called Estrovera offers a potential alternative to women who suffer from hot flashes or night sweats but do not wish to take estrogen or other hormones.
The key ingredient in Estrovera is a phyto-estrogen...
| Aug 10, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes vaginal dryness, and how is it treated?
ANSWER: Vaginal dryness, or inadequate vaginal lubrication, can occur at any age. However, the problem is most common for women during and after menopause.
Symptoms of vaginal dryness...
| Mar 30, 2010
If you're like many women, you may be reluctant to take hormones during the menopausal years because past studies seemed to recommend against it.
However, a more recent assessment of the data from the Women's Health Initiative was more favorable: It...
| Apr 28, 2010
Q. I get migraine headaches about three times per month. Once the headache gets started, it can last all day. I don't like taking medications. I recently heard that Botox injections can help migraines. Is this something I should try?
A. A small study...
| Jun 18, 2010
When a woman stops making estrogen, her body notices. Hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, foggy thinking — all can be part of the menopausal package.
At first blush, the solution seems obvious: Take extra hormones, and the symptoms of menopause...
| Sep 28, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 40-year-old woman, and last month I experienced my first migraine headache. Friends have told me that because I've had one migraine, I'll likely get more as I get older, until I reach menopause. Is that true? If so, what can I do...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 5:38 PM
Around the time of menopause, many women complain of mental slippage. But, as if to inflict some perverse trick upon them, cognitive scientists have found that they actually perform no more poorly than women who do not have such complaints. (Reassuring in...
| Sep 9, 2010
A new report from Harvard Medical School says middle-aged and older women need to worry about particular health concerns - osteoporosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and microvascular disease, a type of heart disease more common in women.
| Oct 1, 2010
We all know we're supposed to exercise, to move our muscles and be strong.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates about three-fourths of older adults are sedentary, despite informative articles insisting activity helps prevent many related...
| Jul 7, 2010
A "little pink pill" to solve women's sexual problems probably won't be hitting drugstore shelves anytime soon. But that doesn't mean discussion of the need for it, or lack thereof, is likely to end.
On June 18, an advisory panel for the Food and Drug...