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The most common symptom women experience in perimenopause and menopause, is hot flashes— day and/or night.  They are also called vasomotor symptoms, which are a sudden feeling of heat, burning and/or sweating with a slight increase in body temperature due to  increased metabolic rate and vasoconstriction in the periphery.  These fluctuating levels of estrogen, and […]

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There’s probably no health benefit to soft drinks, and amongst the negatives is the association between carbonated soft drinks and low bone density and bone fractures in children and young adults.  This relationship has not been as clear for postmenopausal women until now. A famous study, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was investigated in a […]

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Menopausal hormone therapy is prescribed to address menopause related symptoms, as well as to reduce risks of several chronic diseases and to treat select conditions. Despite its significant benefits, there are slight risks, and there are occasionally nuisance issues that require attention. One of these is breast tenderness. Breast tenderness can be caused by estrogen […]

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Primary dysmenorrhea (aka menstrual cramps not caused by endometriosis or uterine fibroids or infections) is caused by an increase prostaglandin leakage of the endometrium (lining of the uterus), during menses. The most common conventional treatment is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) which block an enzyme that causes the blockage of synthesis of the prostaglandins. Ginger is […]

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There are several reasons to recommend strength training to women, including postmenopausal women – weight management, prevent decline in muscle mass, bone density, and now hot flashes!! A new clinical trial suggests that it is effective for the hot flashes of perimenopause/menopause. When it comes to exercise, some studies suggest that exercise may help reduce […]

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It’s not surprising to me that the age of puberty in girls has been declining the last 15-20 years. Environmental causes have been a suspect, but the reasons have not been clearly understood. The problem with early puberty is this is associated with higher rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even breast […]

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Both men’s and women’s ages at time of conception are increasing.  The average age of fathers of newborns in the U.S. has risen by 3.5 years over the last forty years from an average age of 27.4 to 30.9 years.  There are also some ethnic differences, with Asian-American dads, there is an average of 36 […]

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I realized that until recently, I held the typical stereotype of a person who is a “migrant”, to be in the large majority, male. Stories and photographs on migrant workers in all parts of the world with their hard labor working and living conditions contributed to this stereotype. While many human migrations are still dominated […]

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