Archive for October, 2012

Unplanned Parenthood
Find your 50

Unplanned Parenthood

Becoming a  Perimenopausal Parent I have a long list of all that I tried to nurture that died horrible deaths.  In my 20’s I tried to grow a Ficus tree I purchased to lighten-up my drab, first apartment.  Granted, Ficus trees are notoriously finicky, but this one’s date with death [...]

Hot Flash Help
"Me, Menopause?" / Fit 50 Health

Hot Flash Help

The North American Menopause Society reports that each day an estimated six million women reach Menopause.   Let’s pause and consider that statistic.  Six million women will either sail through the change with nary a night sweat but far more women will suffer the myriad of symptoms associated with the drop [...]

Candy Coma
Find your 50 / Midlife Marsha

Candy Coma

Sharon asked me to share my thoughts about Halloween now that my children are grown.  However, while they may be grown they aren’t out of the house yet which I suppose is another article for another time. But back to the subject at hand, which is bittersweet.  Gone are the [...]

“Oh, Happy Day”
Find your 50 / Midlife Marsha

“Oh, Happy Day”

Middle aged women of the world, unite! We have a day just for us.  It’s  a day where we can openly discuss hot flashes, mood swings, periods and, of course, sex after 50. “We do?” you ask? “We do!” I say! So mix up some cosmos and invite the girlfriends [...]

Is Your Cholesterol Number ‘Trendy’?
Fit 50 Health / JAMA News

Is Your Cholesterol Number ‘Trendy’?

You get a gold star if you are in your 50’s and you have had your cholesterol checked more than once. If you haven’t taken the test, time to catch up with the rest of the class.  Health experts will tell you there are a bunch of studies which show [...]