| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Low libido can not only ruin a women's sex life but could also cause her to miss out on some key health benefits. Dr. Valerie Omicioli, a certified menopause practitioner and clinical assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:52 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A daily dose of ospemifene, an estrogen-like drug, helped lessen pain during intercourse caused by vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women, in a new study.
"This appears to be a good alternative for women who can't or choose...
| Dec 30, 2012
Ten years ago, a Chicago gynecologist began to notice a pattern among her patients.
Many of the women who came to Dr. Lauren Streicher for a second opinion after another doctor recommended a hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, didn't need the...
| Jan 9, 2013
Lynda Powell is the chairperson of preventive medicine at Rush University Medical Center and the architect of its nearly 20-year-old menopause study that has been following a diverse group of women in Chicago's Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood.
| Jan 2, 2013
Chicago artist Curtis Bewley is the increasingly common face of HIV. At 58, he's lived with the virus for 15 years.
Despite being on his fifth treatment regimen, he enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle, working as an advocate for other folks with HIV,...
| Feb 6, 2013
A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke.
Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 10:15 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For about a third of women taking antidepressants to treat menopause symptoms, hot flashes and night sweats will return after discontinuing the drug, according to a new study.
"It's important for people to understand that......
| 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...