Tired of tampons and pads? Consider alternative menstrual products

Tired of tampons and pads?  Consider alternative menstrual products

Each year, women spend around $2 billion on purchasing disposable sanitary pads or tampons that are contributing to landfill waste.  There have been few alternatives for women to choose from other than tampons or pads over the decades.

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Eating to Avoid Early Menopause

Eating to Avoid Early Menopause

Early menopause is defined here as the cessation of ovarian function before age 45. It affects about 10 percent of women and is associated with higher risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and early cognitive decline.

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How to make 50 your new 30

How to make 50 your new 30

One way to care for yourself is by getting routine health care in your 50s and beyond.  The goal of this is to develop and maintain the doctor-patient relationship, encourage a healthy lifestyle, screen for disease, assess medical problems and update immunizations.  In general, routine health care for people 50 and older include the following:

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Vitamins and Menopause

Vitamins and Menopause

As women age, they produce less estrogen. And with resultant perimenopause and irregular periods comes the insomnia, hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness and night sweats.

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Women’s heart disease risk rises with diabetes

Women’s heart disease risk rises with diabetes

Both men and women with type 2 diabetes are at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).  CVD is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality accounting for greater than 75 percent of hospitalizations and greater than 50 percent of all deaths among those with the disease.

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