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News Brief: About That Libido; Menopause and High Blood Pressure; HRT Can Cause Reflux; Healthy Lifestyle Really Is

By Womens Voices for Change
Department of “no kidding,” Part One: We love it when scientists spend years and millions establishing what most of us already knew. Tasked with looking into the mystery of postmenopausal libido, Seattle researchers discovered after studying 341 peri- and postmenopausal women, ages 45-55: “Factors associated with diminished libido in midlife are complex but include depression, disturbed sleep and night sweats.” …
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General Medical · Menopause · Sex & Sexuality

Health Briefs: More Libido Meds; New HRT Results Confuse Everyone; Healthy Breasts from 40 to 90

By Womens Voices for Change
Speaking of better sex: In the wake of last week’s Viagra news, Bloomberg News reports on not one but two products claiming to bring back the old desire: BioSante’s LibiGel, which Newsmix mentioned last month, and a new testosterone patch, since that’s the hormone with the most direct impact on the urge. At Broadsheet, Judy Berman worries about the pharmaceutical…
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News Brief: ; ER Star Hopes Someday to Play Condi Rice; New “Better” HRT Helps Bones, Doubles Stroke Risk; More and More Sex News

By Womens Voices for Change
“I look forward to seeing the Condoleeza Rices on TV.” Melissa of Women and Hollywood chatted this week with Gina Ravera (seen above in the trailer for The Great Debaters), seen  on TV screens in two of the industry’ top shows. Gina Ravera is an anomaly in Hollywood today, a woman of color who stars in not one, but two…
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News Brief: New TV Show Casting in NYC Wants You;Maya Angelou Wins Marian Anderson Award; ABC’s Dr. Marie on HRT; Midlife Means a New Brand

By Womens Voices for Change
Calling Women Over 40. Well, maybe the New York Post and a few television producers were reading the WVFC blog recently. Today they report; SINGLE Manhattan women over 40 – start your engines! IiN TV Productions is developing a reality series called “Cougars: NYC,” about five older hotties “living the glamorous life in NYC . . . with men 10-plus…
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Emotional Health

Health News: HRT Patches vs. Pills; Cancer Options Coming Soon; STDs Up in Over-45s; Dance to This Video Right Now

By Womens Voices for Change
Think of It As a Luscious Band-Aid: Women who opt for hormone replacement therapy now may want to reject the pill for a patch: a new British study shows that those who used patches had significantly less risk of (otherwise unfortunately common) gallbladder problems. When rates of the illness among HRT users and women who did not use HRT were…
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General Medical

Health Mix: Menopause The Blog Explains It All; Those Sleep Problems Not All In Your Head; Ovarian Cysts Raise Menopause’s Heart Risks; Midlife Sleep Issues Vary; Musing about Botox from Docs and FDA; On Slim Evidence, Bold Claims on HRT and Dementia

By Womens Voices for Change
Summer Reading: Wendy at Menopause, the Blog recommends The Complete Guide to Women’s Health by Dr. Nieca Goldberg, the founder of Lenox Hill Hospital’s acclaimed center for women’s cardiac care.  The book’s sections on midlife issues are extraordinary, she explains: Using case studies from her own practice, she does a particularly good job of explaining the changes that most women…
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