| Aug 7, 2013
Northwestern University has launched a website to help women learn about menopause and decide whether hormone replacement therapy or an alternative remedy is the best way to address the health and emotional challenges that often accompany this change of...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Even in today’s information age, myths about menopause and women’s changing bodies abound and can take a huge toll on women. Half of women say their anxiety around menopause is caused by not knowing enough about this life stage and nearly half...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For poet Moira Egan, a few sleepless hours before dawn were no longer a chance to write in peace and solitude. There were too many of them during too many nights.
Her poetic personality was always "mood-swingy." But things were getting wild, and her...
| Jul 4, 2013
Welcome to Questions of Characters, the column that puts a name to some of the most familiar faces in movies and on television, the stage and commercials who either hail from Chicago or have spent enough time here to consider it home.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed?
For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the misery of hot flashes, as well. No surprise, then, that a...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I am a married 54-year-old postmenopausal woman. My libido has diminished significantly, and it takes me much longer to climax. My husband gets tired sooner and is unable to maintain an erection as long as he used to; this makes it even more difficult for...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:19 PM
In the 11 years that researchers, physicians and womens' health advocates have been skirmishing over the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, one hope had proved tantalizingly persistent: that newly menopausal women who used the therapy...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:14 AM
It’s the musical parodies that get the audience laughing and clapping — songs like the golden oldie “My Guy” that becomes “My Thighs.”
But it’s the self-deprecating jokes about hot flashes, sleepless nights,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Ever notice how women get noisy as we age? Ever notice how the quiet, deferential, focused good girl hits a certain point and morphs into a combination of Betty White, Bette Midler and Mae West?
That's because when women start to feel invisible, we...