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hormones

How to navigate menopause

The most normal thing about the peri-menopausal years? They're often laden with uncertainty and inconsistency.

Breastfeeding could delay menopause

It prevents ovulation and may slow the natural depletion of ovarian follicles, lowering the risk of early menopause.

When periods become problematic

A gynecologist shares solutions to the pain and discomfort of abnormal menstruation.

Humdrum sex life—a prompt for menopause?

Women who have less sex may be more likely to start menopause earlier, as their bodies adopt what experts call a "use it or lose it" response.

Miscarriage trauma could trigger PTSD

More than 1 in 4 women who experience pregnancy loss will experience post-traumatic stress disorder within weeks.

Lose weight, stave off breast cancer

The more pounds a woman loses, the lower her risk.

Sexual health—that must-have conversation

Patients need to feel comfortable talking to doctors about this important aspect of their personal health—and doctors need to encourage the talk.

Building a game plan

For women at midlife, commitment to a healthy lifestyle is an essential component of physical, sexual and mental well-being.

A guiding light

Midlife and menopause will conjure plenty of mood swings and emotional turmoil. Sometimes an expert therapist is your best course of action.

Stressed? Beware the scale

You can't change your body's biological response to stressors, but you can change your behaviors.

The power of community

Feel like you're alone and adrift amid hot flashes and menopause? Friends and family—and your health care provider—should be ports in the storm.

Escape the summer hot flash

Understand why your body is undergoing this process and you'll soon be a step closer to squelching that unwelcome heat.

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