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Written by Lisa Cappelloni | Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD Published on February 15, 2012 The symptoms of menopause aren’t hard to miss. Some women go through menopause in a breeze without any complications or unpleasant symptoms, whereas others find menopausal symptoms debilitating, beginning even in pre-menopause. The symptoms[...]

Menopause Symptoms and Signs of Menopause


Panic attacks are intense periods of fear or feelings of doom developing over a very short time frame — up to 10 minutes — and associated with at least four of the following: Sudden overwhelming fear Palpitations Sweating Trembling Shortness of breath Sense of choking Chest pain Nausea Dizziness A[...]

Anxiety and Panic


Fear of aging speeds the very decline we dread most. And it ultimately robs our life of any meaning. No wonder there’s an attitude shift in the making. “Conscious aging is a new way of looking at and experiencing aging that moves beyond our cultural obsession with youth toward a[...]

Energy Vitality

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Here are the facts about depression in women: In the U.S., about 15 million people experience depression each year. The majority of them are women. Unfortunately, nearly two-thirds do not get the help they need. Depression in women is very common. In fact, women are twice as likely to develop[...]

Anxiety Depression


Every woman will go through menopause at some point in her life. But just because it’s inevitable, doesn’t mean you have to suffer through it. By learning about the symptoms and potential complications of menopause, you can maintain the highest quality of life, and stay active, happy, and healthy through[...]

Menopause Overview

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Understanding Sleep Problems — The Basics What Are Sleep Disorders? Sleep can be divided into two types: (REM) sleep and non-REM (NREM) sleep. NREM sleep has four stages of increasingly deep sleep. Stage 1 sleep is the lightest, while stage 4 is the deepest. During normal sleep, you cycle through[...]

Sleep Disorder

Risk Factors for Heart Disease Coronary artery disease, also called heart disease, causes roughly 1.2 million heart attacks each year, and more than 40% of those suffering from a heart attack will die. Even more worrisome, 335,000 people with heart attacks will die in the emergency room. According to the[...]

Heart Disease

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Pain is the body’s warning system, alerting you that something is wrong. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines it as an unpleasant experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage to a person’s body. Specialized nervous system cells (neurons) that transmit pain signals are found throughout the[...]

Pain Management

Health experts generally agree that adults can benefit from weight loss if they are moderately to severely overweight. Health experts also agree that adults who are overweight and have weight-related medical problems or a family history of such problems can benefit from weight loss. Some weight-related health problems include diabetes,[...]

Weight Management