It’s never too late: how to live better with menopause
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(Natalie Parletta/ The Guardian) — As sure as the sun sets each day, every woman who enters her fifth decade will experience menopause, if she hasn’t hit it already. For this new life stage, the ovaries run out of eggs and no longer need to produce the hormones that prepare our bodies for making babies. But the effects  …

Menopause is coming out of the shadows. Many women say it’s about time
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(Ioanna Roumeliotis/ CBC News) — Menopause. It’s hot, it’s flashy and it’s having a moment. Just ask Erin Keaney — or better yet, catch one of her shows.

“O-M-G, I started sweating at four this morning,” Keaney tells the audience after bounding on stage sporting a cape and feather boa while  …

Menopausal depression is not being effectively treated, women and doctors say
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(Mary Lloyd/ ABC News) — For ten years, Jo Caminiti suffered a range of symptoms she could not get diagnosed.

Her joints ached. She was constantly stiff. Exhaustion followed her everywhere. Her sleep was interrupted.

But worst of all, her mood was low; very low.

It happened gradually until she felt she had no option but to   …

When sex gives more pain than pleasure
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(Harvard Health) — Millions of women experience pain before, during, or after sexual intercourse—a condition called dyspareunia (from the Greek dyspareunos, meaning “badly mated”). This condition not only saps sexual desire and enjoyment, it can also strain relationships and erode quality of life in  …