menopause

A Humorous Look at Menopause

While teaching “altered book” classes at a local design college, I decided to make an altered book about MY experience with menopause.

 
When I was 47 years old, I put some eggs on the stove to boil. I went downstairs to my office to grade papers and before I knew it, I heard explosions coming from my kitchen! I ran up and saw exploded boiled eggs sitting in a pan with no water. They had exploded because I had totally forgotten to remove them from the stove.

That same year when I had my yearly medical check-up, I told …

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Dealing With Night Sweats

Night sweats are normal and a part of the ageing process. It eventually goes away, but meanwhile, there are some things that you can do to cope with the discomfort.

By: Margaret Keely

Once you start hitting menopause, it becomes clearer that your body is once again undergoing a tremendous amount of physical changes. This in turn can affect your physical, mental and emotional well being. One of the most uncomfortable changes brought about by menopause are hot flashes and night sweats.

If you’ve woken up in the middle of the night only to find yourself in a pool …

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Can Extra Weight Boost Breast Cancer Rates?

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Obesity creates a greater risk for breast cancer post-menopause, while pre-menopausal women actually have a reduced risk.

By: Anita Mahaffey

Obesity has always been known as a danger to women’s health; however, recent studies have linked obesity and breast cancer in a variety of ways.

Doctors aren’t sure why this link exists and are trying to figure out what ties weight gain to breast cancer. But they are more and more convinced the link is there, and they are urging women to watch their weight and increase their exercise to help stave off breast cancer which is the most common …

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