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Posts tagged ‘menopause’
Posted: October 14th, 2013
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Friday, Oct. 18, is World Menopause Day, and I’ll get to that, but first the fun facts about this week — mostly taken from holidayinsights.com.

How about a candy corn cocktail? 

Candy Corn Cordial, an adult beverage, is made with vodka and floating candy corn. Lots of other martini/candy corn recipes exist. Check these links out at DrinksMixer.com, about Cocktails and Pillsbury, to name a few.

Oh and if you missed it, Oct. 1,”The Twilight Zone” premiered in 1959, and Walt Disney World opened in Orlando — in 1971.

Menopause Day is Friday

On this 30th anniversary of World Menopause Day, the International Menopause Society marks the day by encouraging education, but the site has a welcome from the president — a man. The board has a lot of men listed too. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, and I’m sure they’re all very intelligent men.

But when one of those men experiences menopause instead of studies it, let’s make it a full-blown holiday, shall we? I’m just sayin’.

Instead of the medical jargon at the IMS, you can visit the Poise site and get real answers about real problems that women have. For example, it’s got lots of stuff about why our feet hurt. A picture of a woman greets you.

Last year at Her TimesDebbie DeAngelo wrote a great feature on how to deal with menopause symptoms – check it out here.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: January 30th, 2013

womanHot flashes, fatigue, forgetfulness, mood swings, weight gain — sound familiar? Me too — there’s hope right here in Erie.

Pharmacy Innovations’ Fred Brundige, RPh, and Deborah Lehotsky, RPh, will be speaking at a Jan. 31 seminar about women’s  struggles with thyroid problems, adrenal fatigue, menopause, low testosterone and other hormonal disorders.

The seminar will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, from 7 –8:30 pm at the Ambassador Center’s Crystal Ballroom. The cost is $10 per person. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: October 17th, 2012

Tomorrow. Oct. 18, is World Menopause Day — who knew? Thanks to Marnie Mead for calling my attention to the holiday(?) Well break out the fans. On a serious note, there are some great resources in the Huffington Post article — read it here — that sends readers to the news at World Menopause Day.

The World Health Organization and the International Menopause Society marked the day to encourage education, awareness and more — because about 500 million of us, according to the stats at World Menopause Day, are hitting this change and that’s a lot of women.

At Her Times, Debbie DeAngelo wrote a great feature on how to deal with menopause symptoms – check it out here.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

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Posted: September 18th, 2012

Well it’s here — a month dedicated to menopause. Here’s a link to the month’s website.  It offers a clue to symptoms and everything else, and here’s a link to solutions. If you skip down past the HRT and prescriptions, you’ll see some natural supplements and alternative therapies that are always worth a try. The site also offers exercise advice. I exercise like a fiend.  That picture is of me playing pickleball.

The website dedicated to all things menopause includes dietary suggestions that we avoid caffeine, sugar, spicy food and alcohol. I’ve tried all that — it makes me irritable and if it worked, I’d weigh 80 pounds.

Here’s a cool link — literally to cool down hot flashes. It’s called Coldfront. These palm sized cooling packs sound like the opposites of those heat packs I bought for my kids to put in their pockets during skiing, football, soccer and all other sports. These reusable cooling packs look like a good idea and you get two in a pack for $50.

I’m going to test these out.

 

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

 

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