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    A Woman's Journey : Women's health : Menopause & Living Well


      • Debunking 10 Aging Myths

        Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about.

      • Estrogen's Effects on the Female Body

        In addition to regulating the menstrual cycle, estrogen affects the reproductive tract, the urinary tract, the heart and blood vessels, bones, breasts, skin, hair, mucous membranes, pelvic muscles, and the brain.

      • Habits to Help You Look Good and Feel Terrific
      • Introduction to Menopause

        When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause. This stage signals the end of a woman's ability to have children.

      • Life After Loss: Walking the Path to Wholeness

        Whatever the nature of your loss, active grieving can help you get through the following months and years.

      • Menopausal Hormone Therapy

        If you use or are considering using hormone therapy, discuss the possible benefits and risks with your health care provider.

      • Optimize Your Health and Happiness

        Staying healthy mentally and physically isn't simply a matter of good genes. It's a proactive project that lasts your entire life.

      • Perimenopause

        Perimenopause is the time around menopause when your body begins to change. You become less fertile and hormone levels fluctuate.

      • Staying Healthy After Menopause

        Good nutrition and regular exercise can help you stay healthy and youthful at this stage of life.

      • Tai Chi: Exercise for Mind and Body

        Tai chi is called a mind-body type of exercise because it combines meditation, focused breathing, and physical movement. Because it’s also a low-impact exercise, it may be particularly well suited for older adults, but it’s a beneficial exercise for people of all ages.

      • The Power of Resilience

        When tragedy strikes with the death of a loved one, a serious illness or a job loss, some people fall apart, while others adapt to such life-changing events more easily. Being resilient is what makes the difference.