Not sure why you're waking in a sweat? Never sure when or if your period will occur or why you bleed so much when it does? You may not think you're old enough for menopause, but perimenopause—the transitional time leading up to menopause—can last several years. Let us help you manage this stage of your life. <br><a class="linktocondition" href="/condition/menopause">Menopause Guide</a>

Colon Cancer Screening: Don't Delay It

  • Posted on: 1 March 2010
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You may be assuming the test is worse than it is.
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Have you been putting off getting a colonoscopy for longer than you would like to admit? Read why it's so important to get screened and what other women have to say about it.

woman talking to doctor"It was no big deal. I don't understand why people stress over it."

"The procedure itself was totally painless and relatively easy."

"It was a piece of cake."

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From the 2007 preventative health women's health report
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Learning a Sport at Midlife or Beyond

  • Posted on: 16 September 2009
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It's not too late to try a new sport. Get ideas and tips on getting started.
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It's not too late to try a new sport, whether it's one that was a childhood dream or something that caught your fancy later. Find out how to get started and how to stick with it.

middle aged woman practicing Tai ChiWere you dragged to ballet class as a child, when your heart really yearned for a softball glove? Did you spend your free hours curled up with books, wondering what it would be like to ride Black Beauty?

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What No One Tells You About Menopause

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.
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You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.
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You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. But some other side effects people don't really talk about.

Here are some things you might want to know about menopause.

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Is Getting Hot Flashes Genetic?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Some women may be genetically predisposed to suffer hot flashes before or during menopause, a new study suggests.
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Some women may be genetically predisposed to suffer hot flashes before or during menopause, a new study suggests.

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Some women may be genetically predisposed to suffer hot flashes before or during menopause, a new study suggests.

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More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Those memory lapses many women notice around menopause are real, and they can begin at a relatively young age, researchers report.
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Those memory lapses many women notice around menopause are real, and they can begin at a relatively young age, researchers report.

Menopause brain fog

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Those memory lapses many women notice around menopause are real, and they can begin at a relatively young age, researchers report.

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Health in Your 40s: Take Care of Yourself During Transitional Times

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
  • By: helen
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Your 40s are a time of transition as you begin the "menopause transition," or perimenopause. You may notice physical, emotional and psychological changes.

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Gordon, MD
Board Certified in Urogynecology
The Women's Center
Conyers, Ga.

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Health in Your 40s: Preventive Health Screenings You Need

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
  • By: helen
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Regular visits to your health care professional are important at any age. Here are some preventive health screenings you need in your 40s.

Preventive Health Screenings

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Gordon, MD
Board Certified in Urogynecology
The Women's Center
Conyers, Ga.

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Health in Your 40s: Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
  • By: helen
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As you enter your 40s, you may have questions to ask your health care professional about perimenopause and the menopause transition.
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As you enter your 40s, you may have questions to ask your health care professional about perimenopause and the menopause transition.

Health in your 40s - questions for your doctor

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Gordon, MD
Board Certified in Urogynecology
The Women's Center
Conyers, Ga.

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Health in Your 40s: What's Perimenopause All About?

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
  • By: helen
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As your hormones decrease in your 40s, you may notice changes in your menstrual periods, hot flashes, irritability, decreased sex drive and problems sleeping.

perimenopause

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Gordon, MD
Board Certified in Urogynecology
The Women's Center
Conyers, Ga.

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