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“Midlife and the Midriff”
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“Midlife and the Midriff”

Take a look in the mirror. An honest look. Chances are good you’ll see someone who isn’t just a “bit” overweight. And if you’re a woman “of a certain age”, being too heavy in midlife isn’t just a problem for your closet, it can kill you. “Obese?  Uh Oh” A [...]

“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. [...]

“Is newer really better?”
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“Is newer really better?”

“Odds Are…” As Menopause is a right of passage for women, so too, is a hysterectomy for many women.  In fact,  one in nine women will have the procedure.  Simply put, a hysterectomy is done to remove the uterus to treat a number of health problems like fibroids and abnormal [...]

“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, [...]