| Posted On Jan 23, 2018 | By:

Keep Your Cool – Help for Hot Flashes

If you’re a woman, chances are pretty good you’ve at least heard about hot flashes. Maybe you have experienced them yourself or you know someone who has them. Hot flashes are one of the more common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause – and they can be rather inconvenient. One minute you’re freezing cold, the next minute you’re burning up and stripping down to a tank top. They can happen during the day, or they can wake you up in the middle of the night.

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| Posted On May 14, 2015 | By:

The Top 6 Issues Women Bring to Their Doctor

At the recent bi-annual Women’s Health Forum hosted by the Mass Health Council, I was asked to review the top five health issues that women bring to me as their primary care physician. I couldn’t narrow it down to only five, so I came up with six – here they are!

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| Posted On May 14, 2014 | By:

Managing Menopause? Consider Your Diet

It’s important for everyone to eat a healthy diet at all stages of life, but for women who are peri- and post-menopausal, diet becomes even more essential.  Most women are concerned about hot flashes and of course weight gain, both of which are unfortunately all too common, but the risk for diseases like osteoporosis, breast cancer and heart disease also increases after menopause.  The good news is that there are steps you can take to (hopefully) glide through menopause and reduce your risk of all of these things.

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| Posted On Apr 29, 2013 | By:

Top 10 Questions Women Ask Their Primary Care Doctor, Part 3

Well, here they are, the last 3 questions women commonly ask their primary care doctors.  It’s not entirely accurate to call these the “top” 3, as every woman is different and has different concerns and questions.  For some women, answers to questions in Part 1 or Part 2 of my top 10 list may have been the most important to them.

Nonetheless, here are questions 3, 2,

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| Posted On Mar 26, 2013 | By:

Not Just Menopause – There’s Perimenopause, too

If you’re a woman in your 40s, chances are you have either begun experiencing or have at least heard about the symptoms of perimenopause. But what exactly is the difference between perimenopause and menopause?

Perimenopause is the transitional phase that includes physical changes in the years before your final menstrual period. It can start as early as your late 30’s or as late as your early 50’s. This phase may last for 4 to 8 years.

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