Menopause happens. Granted, not everyone reacts the same to it. Some people breeze through it without much fanfare. Yet others bemoan its crazy-making symptoms, besieged by one or a combination of these common hallmarks: hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, sleep disturbances, fatigue and forgetfulness. You can't cure menopause—it's not an illness, after all!—but you sure can … [Read more...] about 10 Secrets to Sail Through Menopause
If you asked a bunch of women which symptoms they associate most with menopause, most would answer with these two words: Hot. Flashes. Although you might know some lucky soul who went through menopause never experiencing one single hot flash, it's more likely that you know more who are well acquainted with these heat surges that are the hallmark of menopause. Indeed, hot flashes affect between … [Read more...] about The Anatomy of a Hot Flash
Height loss is variable, but we'll all end up shorter. I spent much of my teen years slouching and searching for flats to wear. I suppose that’s what happens when you’re five foot nine and all the boys you want to date (and even the ones you don’t) are shorter than you. Read more on getting older and getting shorter on Considerable.com. … [Read more...] about How much do we shrink as we age?
You might not think much about your period. Until it plays games with you, that is. One month it’s normal; the next it’s barely there (or not there at all). It’s then that you might begin to think not only about your period — but about menopause. Menopause is a significant event in a woman’s life and a normal part of the aging process, marking the end of your reproductive years. But it doesn’t … [Read more...] about What are the 3 Stages of Menopause?
Here's some good news for all of you who received dark chocolate for Valentine's Day: You're eating something that is heart healthy. The flavonoids found in dark chocolate are friendly to your vascular health and can lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to your brain and heart and make blood platelets less sticky and able to clot. But while you're munching on your chocolate (and not too … [Read more...] about How Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms Are Different Than Men’s
Many Americans fear losing their sight more than they fear cancer, stroke or heart disease. And many don’t know the symptoms of major eye conditions and diseases, says Aleksandra Rachitskaya, M.D., vitreoretinal specialist and assistant professor of ophthalmology at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine. A lot of conditions can be prevented with regular exams with an ophthalmologist and … [Read more...] about Are You at Risk for Any of These 5 Sight-Robbing Eye Conditions?
Year in, year out, people diet. A lot of people—that number is estimated to be 45 million. And since we're talking numbers, Americans invest about $33 billion each year on weight-loss products. Then why are nearly two-thirds of Americans overweight or obese? Clearly, too many people are losing their battles. Dieting may help them lose weight, but one thing it doesn't do is help them keep the … [Read more...] about How to Ditch Dieting for Good
People are twice as fearful of losing their mental ability as their physical ability. What's that word again? What did I come in here to do? I know her...but can't think of her name. You're not alone if you mutter one or more of these phrases on an hourly/daily/weekly basis. And by now, you might be thinking that memory loss and age are two peas in a pod. Well, yes. And, no. Read more … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising Things That May Be Sabotaging Your Memory
You’re protecting your eyes from the sun, but do you know about these other dangers? “Although some causes of vision loss can’t be prevented, many can be avoided by taking simple precautions,” says Jeffrey Goshe, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. Read about 7 ways to protect your eyes at Parade.com. … [Read more...] about 7 Common Activities That May Be Damaging Your Eyes (and How to Stop)
Along with the wrinkles, graying hair and creaky joints that often come with age, there’s another certainty: changes in your vision. It’s normal for most people, as they grow older, to have small changes in their vision, such as difficulty seeing while driving at night, problems focusing on objects close up and an increased sensitivity to glare. But Rishi Singh, M.D., a retina specialist at the … [Read more...] about Keep Your Eyes Healthy With These Common Vision Changes