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Menopause Information

Menopause is the physiological cessation of menstrual cycles associated with advancing age. It normally occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, when the body begins to slow and stop the production of eggs, estrogen and progesterone production decreases, and menstruation diminishes, eventually stopping altogether. After menopause, which is usually indicated by the absence of a period for 1 year, the body is no longer able to get pregnant. Common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes and sweats, which normally last between 1-2 years after the final menstrual cycle.

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This will not be a downer at all. As you will see, much of what you do in your fifties is about prevention and staying healthy. Read on my friends to see what you may have coming your way in your fifties.
1. Lights, colon camera, action! Colonoscopy. Fifty is when most of you will have your first screening colonoscopy (earlier if ... Read More »
Three-dimensional mammography, also known as 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), is the best new thing of the year. First approved in 2011, many academic facilities have already been performing regular 2D mammogram with tomosynthesis which will likely be replaced by 3D digital breast tomosynthesis. It’s better than regular digital mammogram ... Read More »
The largest organ of the body is the skin. This is the time of year where skin plays a larger role in your life when it starts to feel dried out, red and flaky. It’s a good opportunity to remember the mistakes many of you are making when it comes to the skin.
1. Embrace the greasy. Lotions and creams are drying ... Read More »

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