| Jul 7, 2010
A "little pink pill" to solve women's sexual problems probably won't be hitting drugstore shelves anytime soon. But that doesn't mean discussion of the need for it, or lack thereof, is likely to end.
On June 18, an advisory panel for the Food and Drug...
| Jun 9, 2010
Recently graduated from college and living in Los Angeles, Christine Eads went from doctor to doctor, hoping someone could figure out why her periods had stopped and why she often awoke in the middle of the night drenched in sweat.
They provided lots...
| Jun 29, 2010
A new botanical supplement on the U.S. market called Estrovera offers a potential alternative to women who suffer from hot flashes or night sweats but do not wish to take estrogen or other hormones.
The key ingredient in Estrovera is a phyto-estrogen...
| Mar 30, 2010
If you're like many women, you may be reluctant to take hormones during the menopausal years because past studies seemed to recommend against it.
However, a more recent assessment of the data from the Women's Health Initiative was more favorable: It...
| Apr 28, 2010
Q. I get migraine headaches about three times per month. Once the headache gets started, it can last all day. I don't like taking medications. I recently heard that Botox injections can help migraines. Is this something I should try?
A. A small study...
| Jun 18, 2010
When a woman stops making estrogen, her body notices. Hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, foggy thinking — all can be part of the menopausal package.
At first blush, the solution seems obvious: Take extra hormones, and the symptoms of menopause...
| Sep 28, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 40-year-old woman, and last month I experienced my first migraine headache. Friends have told me that because I've had one migraine, I'll likely get more as I get older, until I reach menopause. Is that true? If so, what can I do...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Itâs safe to say that a musical about womenâs âchange of lifeâ has changed Jeanie Lindersâ life. A decade ago, she was out of money, no idea how she was going to afford retirement and ready to move to Mexico â despit...
| Feb 10, 2011
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Here's a description of “The Mommies — A Musical Blog,” the new show from “Menopause the Musical” writer/producer Jeanie Linders. She had told me in a recent interview she was working on something new, but now we have a...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:36 AM
A vintage Airstream motor home sits on stage at The Plaza Live. It’s authentic — though it has been cut apart and reconfigured for use on the set of “Suddenly Seniors: The Musical,” an original work created by a team of Central...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Just because February is long past doesn’t mean that women can forget the lessons learned during American Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one …...