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    1. Menopause: Is There Life Beyond Hormone Replacement Therapy?

      Menopause gets a bad rap, but there is an upside. A major, essential, glorious one, says Renzie Richardson, a 51-year-old human resources consultant from Cumming, Ga. “I was definitely happy not to have a period anymore. That in itself was a celebration.” Still, the wider ramifications of going thro

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    2. Too Young for Menopause

      When she was 26, Lara Dietz learned she had breast cancer -- a shock to this mother of two very young children. Then came the second blow. When treatment began, so did premature menopause. "I was having hot flashes," she says. "I felt like I was 55 years old." When menopause occurs between ages 45 t

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    3. Unlocking the Secret Pleasures of Menopause

      As an obstetrician-gynecologist, Christiane Northrup, MD, of Yarmouth, Maine, has spent years caring for women when something went wrong with their bodies. These days, she doesn't see patients anymore, devoting her time instead to speaking and writing. At midlife, she has a new plan and a new missio

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    4. Menopause and Sleep

      Betty came to visit me last winter. She was a funny patient with a serious problem. "When I wake up at night with one of my 'power surges,' I feel like I could heat a small country. And I am having a hard time sleeping because my husband's teeth are chattering so loudly from my keeping the window op

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    5. Hormone Therapy for Menopause and Perimenopause

      By Francesca Coltrera Your need-to-know guide to today's hormone therapy -- what's safe, what's new, what's right for you Not long ago, a friend told me about a coffee date she’d had with a 50-something former office mate, Susan. As the two women were sipping their lattes and catching up on each oth

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    6. HRT: Revisiting the Hormone Decision

      It was the summer of 2002 when the news about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) shook us to the core. In what felt like a bomb dropped on all womankind, the U.S. federal government halted the hormone trial of the Women's Health Initiative early – a study designed to evaluate the risks and benefits o

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    7. Your Brain on Menopause

      You have this incredible best friend named Hannah. And you have been through it all, together - marriage, pregnancy, parenting, job promotions, job loss, spousal problems, maybe even divorce. There isn't anything that you and Hannah haven't shared in your lifelong friendship. You couldn't be closer

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    8. Good Food for Better Sex?

      If you want good sex, take care of your heart. That's what author Lynn Fischer advises in her book The Better Sex Diet . She's not talking about looking after your emotional state (although that could be the subject of another book), but minding the system that runs the muscular organ inside your ch

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