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Vaginal dryness – no one talks about it but it’s common

Vaginal dryness – no one talks about it but it’s common

I was at the National Women’s Show (NWS) in Toronto this weekend raising awareness about vaginal dryness. Between 10% and 40% of menopausal women have at least one of these signs and symptoms - vaginal dryness, itching, burning, and discomfort or pain during sex. And...

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The yummy Mediterranean-style diet

The yummy Mediterranean-style diet

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like fad diets, especially if they eliminate certain foods, because I like a variety of foods, that's why I like the yummy Mediterranean-style diet! My love for many types of foods may have originated in my being raised on the...

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Are you aging well?

Are you aging well?

Are you aging well?  A long time ago I worked in a pharmacy and many of my patients were senior citizens. They often told me “Oh dear! You don’t want to get old!” to which I always replied, “Yes I do. The alternative isn’t very good!” Aging isn’t appealing and in a...

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Tips to improve hot flashes in hot weather

Tips to improve hot flashes in hot weather

I hope you are healthy, safe, content, and enjoying summer, wherever you are! If you are in a hot and humid place like I am—I’m in southern Ontario—you may find your hot flashes have become worse since the temperature has gone up because slight increases in body...

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Why Don’t Women Talk About Urinary and Vaginal Health?

Why Don’t Women Talk About Urinary and Vaginal Health?

As a healthcare professional specializing in women's health in midlife, I wonder - why don’t women talk about urinary and vaginal health? It’s a really important question – why don’t women talk about urinary and vaginal health? We don’t mention it to our friends,...

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Are you apple-shaped or pear-shaped?

Are you apple-shaped or pear-shaped?

Women come in all shapes and sizes. A new study found that postmenopausal women with normal weight have a higher risk of cardiac disease if they are apple-shaped rather than pear-shaped. During the menopause transition when estrogen levels fluctuate and decline,...

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What is Vitamin D Good For?

What is Vitamin D Good For?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for overall health.  Our bodies produce vitamin D when our skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight. And vitamin D occurs naturally in some foods, is added to others, and is available as a supplement in the form of a pill...

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