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Understanding Menopause: Brain Health, Sleep and the Health Benefits Feature
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Understanding Menopause: Brain Health, Sleep and the Health Benefits

In this second part of our two-part series, a leading menopause specialist discusses cognitive changes, insomnia and sexuality.

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy
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The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

Diffuse the myths and learn the facts.

The Beginner's Guide to Menopause
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The Beginner's Guide to Menopause

When those first hot flashes or night sweats hit, you may want to talk with your health care provider about perimenopause—and read this guide on the menopause transition.

Dry Skin and Menopause
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Dry Skin and Menopause

Estrogen declines as you approach menopause which decreases your skin's ability to produce and hold on to moisture. Find out what you can do about dry skin.

Normalizing Menopause in the Workplace
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Normalizing Menopause in the Workplace

Women are often at the peak of their careers during the transition to menopause, and, yet, menopause remains unmentionable in the workplace. Here are some tips to help normalize menopause on the job.

Could You Have Low Estrogen?
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Could You Have Low Estrogen?

Find out what happens when estrogen runs low and how to fix it.

The Pros and Cons of Hormone Therapy
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The Pros and Cons of Hormone Therapy

Confused? Don't be. Here are the basics you need to know about the risks and benefits of hormone therapy.

Taking Birth Control Pills After 40
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Taking Birth Control Pills After 40

For most women, it's fine to take birth control pills throughout their 40s and early 50s—and there may even be some advantages other than contraception.

What You Can Do About Painful Sex
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What You Can Do About Painful Sex

After menopause, many women experience painful sex, sometimes due to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy. Here are ways you can make intercourse comfortable again.

When Sex Hurts
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When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

How We Get Turned On
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How We Get Turned On

The female sexual response cycle—how women experience sex—is complicated, unpredictable and different from men's sexual response. Find out more about sexual satisfaction.

Speed Up Your Metabolism at Midlife
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Speed Up Your Metabolism at Midlife

If you've noticed your clothes feeling a little tight these days, blame middle age. As we age, our metabolism slows. Find out what you can do to speed up your metabolism and lose that extra weight.

Could It Be the Transition to Menopause?
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Could It Be the Transition to Menopause?

You wake up soaked in sweat, you can't lose the last five pounds and your interest in sex is waning. You may be wondering if these are symptoms of perimenopause.

No, You're Never Too Old for Sex
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No, You're Never Too Old for Sex

One of our experts explains how middle-aged women can maintain sexual health.

Can Women Improve Our Sexual Health at Midlife?
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Can Women Improve Our Sexual Health at Midlife?

One woman learns that growing older can deepen sexual self-discovery.

5 Diets to Help You Lose Weight While Improving Your Health
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5 Diets to Help You Lose Weight While Improving Your Health

Midlife brings changes in metabolism, weight and body shape for most women. The changes may be unavoidable, but there are ways to lose that extra weight healthfully.

What’s the Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s? I Set Out for Answers After My Mother’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis.
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What’s the Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s? I Set Out for Answers After My Mother’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis.

Before my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 68, I rarely gave the disease a second thought. Now I worry that going through menopause may increase my own risk.

Yes, Middle-Aged Women Do Want to Have Sex
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Yes, Middle-Aged Women Do Want to Have Sex

One of our experts answers questions about sexuality at midlife.

Surviving My Crazy Period During Perimenopause
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Surviving My Crazy Period During Perimenopause

None of my friends were talking openly about the perimenopausal transition that was impacting my life.

Menopause Without Fear
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Menopause Without Fear

Don't let menopause catch you by surprise. Find out everything you need to know in Fearless Menopause by Dr. Barb DePree, a gynecologist specializing in menopause care.

More Reason to Talk About Weight
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More Reason to Talk About Weight

It's awkward to talk about weight, but there are health issues that make it an important discussion. Obesity is linked to many cancers and other health problems.

There's A Lot More to Menopause Than Hot Flashes
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There's A Lot More to Menopause Than Hot Flashes

In this first part of our two-part series, a leading menopause specialist discusses common misconceptions, changes in physical health and weight gain.

Less Stress, Fewer Hot Flashes?
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Less Stress, Fewer Hot Flashes?

We know it's difficult, but if you want to reduce your likelihood of hot flashes, consider managing your stress levels.

The Worst Thing, The Best Thing: How Women Experience Menopause
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The Worst Thing, The Best Thing: How Women Experience Menopause

Sociologist Deborah Merrill was surprised by her own menopause experience, so she set out to discover how other women experienced it.

Bacterial Vaginosis: The Infection That Flies Under the Radar
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Bacterial Vaginosis: The Infection That Flies Under the Radar

What's that fishy smell? It may be bacterial vaginosis, which occurs when the good and bad bacteria in the vagina get out of balance.

7 Perimenopause Symptoms You Need to Know About Now
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7 Perimenopause Symptoms You Need to Know About Now

If you’re experiencing irregular periods, mood swings and hot flashes, you may be in perimenopause, the walk-up to menopause. Learn the symptoms of this transitional period.

Menopause and Vaginal Dryness
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Menopause and Vaginal Dryness

Lower levels of estrogen often mean vaginal dryness after menopause. Learn what you can do to minimize symptoms and treat vaginal dryness.