| 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...
| Nov 14, 2011
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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...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a man, and I have been experiencing night sweats several times a night. They are more severe in the early morning. Can you explain a possible cause and treatment?
ANSWER: Having night sweats from time to time is common. The vast...
| Sep 13, 2011
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“The Mommies – A Musical Blog,” the latest show from “Menopause: the Musical” creator Jeanie Linders returns to Orlando this Thursday, Sept. 15. The limited engagement will be at the Darden Adventure Theater in the Orlando...
| May 5, 2011
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When Jeanie Linders set out to research motherhood, she turned to the Internet. “People are a lot more forthcoming in the information they're willing to give online,” says Linders, creator of the long-running “Menopause: The Musical....
| May 19, 2011
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"The Mommies — A Musical Blog" is currently playing in Orlando and opens soon in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre Center — along with several other cities. Tickets go on sale soon. On Sunday, “White Noise,” an edgy new......