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Dr. Birdie on the New Women's Health Guidelines

Women of SparkPeople, when was the last time you visited your gynecologist? How often you are supposed to get a Pap smear? How about a mammogram? Learn about the new guidelines.
Posted 4/3/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 45 comments   15,795 views
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Study: Women Don't Notice Weight Gain--Do You Agree?

A recent study found that most women don't notice weight gain. What do you think? How closely do you monitor your weight? Do you notice small fluctuations?
Posted 3/14/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 151 comments   29,227 views
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In Post-Menopausal Women, 'the Sunshine Vitamin' is One to Watch

Vitamin D, the 'sunshine vitamin,' has quite an important role in the body--and we continue to learn more about it. A deficiency can affect your bone health. Protect yourself!
Posted 1/25/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 23 comments   17,396 views
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The Secret to Not Letting the Holidays Overwhelm You? Have a Plan!

We're in the thick of the holiday season, and for many women it can be a time when our healthy habits take a back seat. Have a plan and stay on track. Here's how.
Posted 12/7/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 13 comments   9,124 views
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Muscle Your Way to Stronger Bones

The bad news: Most women experience reduced bone density in the years after menopause. The good news: You can prevent and somewhat reverse that bone loss. Cathy Cram explains how.
Posted 10/31/2011  6:00:00 PM By: Cathy Cram : 11 comments   12,383 views
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Inspiring Woman: Triathlete and Two-Time Breast Cancer Survivor

Most young women don't think about breast cancer. Laurah, first diagnosed at age 22, does. Battling breast cancer changed her forever, shaped her career and inspired her fitness.
Posted 10/27/2011  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 48 comments   16,481 views
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From Dr. Birdie: What You Really Need to Know about Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Dr. Birdie tells you what you can--and can't--do to reduce your risk.
Posted 10/7/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 37 comments   16,306 views
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How Strong Are Your Bones?

One of the most serious problems associated with menopause is the increased risk of bone loss as a result of hormonal shifts. Read the first of four blogs on this topic.
Posted 9/21/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 22 comments   15,090 views
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Keep That Youthful Glow during Menopause and Beyond

Menopause WILL change your skin, but you can fight back. But maternal health expert Cathy Cram has tips to help--and she's living proof they work!
Posted 8/17/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 19 comments   43,316 views
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10 Reasons to Celebrate Menopause

Does menopause have you mourning? Maternal fitness expert Cathy Cram shares reasons to be happy about menopause!
Posted 7/13/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Cathy Cram : 59 comments   23,930 views
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Win the Battle of the 'Menopause Belly' Bulge

Any woman who's gone through menopause knows about 'menopause belly,' that pad of fat that appears on the abdomen. Learn to fight back!
Posted 6/15/2011  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 32 comments   148,233 views
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Drug Treatments for Hot Flashes

Today we explore the medical treatments that can help reduce menopausal hot flashes and the controversy surrounding one of the most effective treatments, hormone treatment.
Posted 5/11/2011  5:33:54 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 21 comments   13,729 views
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Alternative Treatments for Hot Flashes

This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.
Posted 4/13/2011  2:27:13 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 29 comments   16,552 views
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Hot Flashes: Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle Tips

Women's fitness expert share her secrets for staying cool during menopause--even during hot flashes!
Posted 3/15/2011  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 63 comments   43,704 views
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NEW Series: Menopause Health and Fitness 101

Menopause can send your emotions on a roller coaster. Will anything help keep you on an even keel? Fitness expert Cathy Cram offers hope in this new series!
Posted 2/15/2011  2:08:47 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 108 comments   28,404 views
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