Hot flashes linked to increased risk of hip fracture

Women, take note: moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause likely means lower bone mineral density and a greater chance of hip fracture than your peers without these symptoms, according to a new study. “Our findings suggest women who exhibit moderate or severe menopausal symptoms are more likely to have issues with bone health […]

6,000 Steps Towards Better Health

What can 6,000 steps do for you? Plenty, if you’re a woman in your mid-life years. A new study in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), says that’s how many steps each day it takes to reduce risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Researchers analyzed regular physical activity — defined as […]

It’s only menopause

Hot flashes. Night Sweats. Mood swings. Weight gain. None of this sounds especially comedic to me, nor to the millions of women that have, are, or will go through “the change,” a.k.a. menopause. According to the Mayo Clinic, menopause actually occurs once women miss a full year of their menstrual cycles. Until then you’re “pre-menopausal.”…