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Sharon has been a national award-winning journalist for more than 20-years. She has written extensively on health-related issues. She has written and produced video content for major health care institutions and organizations such as Cleveland Clinic and the American College of Cardiology.

“On This Mother’s Day…”
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“On This Mother’s Day…”

 ”Carmela is so much more than just cannolis” When I was asked to write a Mother’s Day post about my mom, Carmela, one of my choices was to possibly re-produce something I had previously written about her on my own blog, a collection of musings I call “LetaVision”.  So, as [...]

“Hormone Help for Joint Pain?”
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“Hormone Help for Joint Pain?”

 “Another Reason to Re-Consider Hormone Treatment?” Have you gone through Menopause?  Have you had a hysterectomy?  Do you have joint pain?  If you have answered “yes” to those questions, a new study may benefit you. The findings of the Women’s Health Initiative Trial have been published in Menopause, the journal [...]

“The Last Word”
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“The Last Word”

When February comes around, a lot of us start digging in the closet for everything we own that’s the color red.  Come March, all that red ends up buried in the back of the closet and perhaps the whole reason we trotted out that red dress in the first place. [...]

“Does size matter to you?”
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“Does size matter to you?”

If you are in ‘hot flash hell,’  your doc may have suggested estrogen to help treat your moderate to killer Menopause symptoms.  Now, there is a more discreet delivery method for the drug. The new prescription estrogen patch goes by the brand name ‘Minivelle’ and it’s available in U.S. pharmacies [...]

“Ask the Expert”
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“Ask the Expert”

MyFit50  recently interviewed Dr. Holly Thacker.  Dr. Thacker not only has a lot of ‘alphabets’ next to her name she is also director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Specialized Women’s Health.  She recently published her second women’s health book, “Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause.” Our  questions focused on hormones, [...]