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As I sit here worrying about the Middle East and talk to my family in Israel, I’m experiencing hot flashes. Admittedly, they are from anxiety and not a hormonal imbalance, but they have made an editorial I read this week in the Journal Menopause more compelling. It’s titled “Hot flashes: is a hot flash just…

Seventy five percent of women who become menopausal will have hot flashes, night sweats and sleep problems which, although not life-threatening, can certainly impact quality of life. I have spent much of my career writing about this and indeed treating women with these symptoms. For those who have no contraindications, hormone therapy will usually be…

We know that hot flashes and night sweats are vasomotor symptoms (VMS) that affect up to 80% of women during the menopausal transition and may continue for years. They can be disruptive and unfairly compromise the quality of life. So when a study was published in the April issue of the Journal Menopause (the one…

There are a slew of over-the-counter products in the pharmacy (and supermarket!) isles that are supposed to help or cure itching, irritation and discharge “down there”, and/or make you feel fresh, smell like a garden and keep you dry. So when an article appeared in the Journal Menopause titled, “Over-the-counter treatments and perineal hygiene in…

Last Friday, I delivered one of the keynote addresses for the annual conference of the Academy of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine in Las Vegas. It was a huge conference and I was somewhat overwhelmed by the 3500 medical personnel who attended. The topic of anti-aging is certainly one of major concern to medical practitioners and…

I walk my dog every morning for 40 minutes. After we take the required pauses for her to do her outdoor doggy functions, we maintain a fairly brisk pace. On many days this walk is my chief form of exercise. And in my office, during each patient’s visit, I ask about her exercise routine. I’m…

I know this is the Fourth of July weekend and many of my patients and readers will be busy with family, barbecues and hopefully celebrating the independence of the fabulous country we live in. (And, of course, there are those wonderful sales!). But if you happen to be glancing at this website, I want to…

As women transition from their regular periods and reproductive stage of life to irregular periods, followed by their absence and menopause, we are likely to experience symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. And they are expected… But what we don’t expect is a decrease in our mental abilities or fine motor skills. (As…

It’s amazing to realize that it was just 10 years ago that the Women’s Health Initiative results were released with extraordinary media brouhaha, causing as many as 70% of women who were taking menopausal hormone therapy (usually Prempro) to cease and desist…and in many instances flush, flash and lose sleep. But with time, additional studies…

Certain songs play over and over again in our minds…One that haunts me was written by Charles Fox and sung by Roberta Flack; “Killing Me Softly with His Song”. I was humming it while reading an article in the journal Menopause. (Please don’t laugh.) The article was a met- analysis  of studies that measured the…

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