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The Connection Between Thyroid Disorders and Fertility
Estrogen tends to get all the attention, but balanced thyroid hormones are equally important for conception
Estrogen tends to get all the attention, but balanced thyroid hormones are equally important for conception
Why Alcohol Affects Women More in Menopause
Studies are starting to confirm what many women have long suspected
It may be time to re-think drinking through menopause. What you need to know about alcohol and the midlife transition.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cannabis and Menopause
How it works, what to avoid, and where to legally acquire it
How it works, what to avoid, and where to legally acquire it.
Menopause Is Different for Women of Color
Black and Latina women enter menopause earlier and experience more severe symptoms
Black and Latina women enter menopause earlier and experience more severe symptoms. But why?
Coronavirus and Menopause
How does COVID-19 impact menopausal women?
How does COVID-19 impact menopausal women?
Progesterone Helps Prevent Reoccurring Miscarriage
The hormone decreases the risk of bleeding during pregnancy and is now available as an affordable fertility treatment nationwide
Progesterone can help to prevent miscarriage and bleeding in the first trimester. It has been found to be particularly effective for women who have experienced two or more recurring miscarriages, and is now available as a treatment nationwide with minimal risk and at a low cost compared to many other fertility treatments.
Low Testosterone in Men: Can Exercise Boost This Hormone?
For men who are experiencing low testosterone, Dr. Vaynkof explores the role of exercise—the type, frequency, and duration—needed to raise your hormone levels to normal.
Low testosterone may be due to hypogonadism or a secondary cause in which a gentle exercise routine may be sufficient to restore levels to a normal range.
Estrogen Therapy Is Underused in Women in Their 40s and 50s, Due to Outdated Thinking
Many women, and even some doctors, are basing fears of estrogen therapy (ET) on outdated research and are underutilizing estrogen when it’s safely indicated to ease menopausal symptoms in women in their 40s, 50s, according to research presented at the 26th Annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.  
Prompt PCOS Diagnosis and Early Weight Control Critical to Reducing Risk for Diabetes, Infertility, and More
Doctors in a range of specialties—dermatologists, primary care doctors, ob-gyns—should be more aware of symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women and help those patients maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI).  
Some Pregnant Women Should Be Treated for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Women treated for subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) during pregnancy are less likely to experience pregnancy loss, a new study shows, but they face a greater risk of complications such as preterm delivery, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia.
Low Iron and Low Thyroid: A Link in Pregnant Women?
Iron deficiency and hypothyroidism may share a connection, a recent study from Belgium suggests.
Zika and Pregnancy: 7 Things You Need to Know
As Zika expands its reach – affecting 2,722 people in the U.S. including 624 pregnant women at last count according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 (CDC) — the headlines keep getting scarier for women of reproductive age (and their partners).
Skip the Fake Sugars While Pregnant
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that babies of women who drank artificially-sweetened beverages while pregnant were 10 percent more likely to be overweight by their first birthday. 
Healthful Diet Staves Off Hypertension in Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes
Women who have had pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of hypertension by maintaining a healthful diet, shows new research published in the journal Hypertension. 
Endocrine Society Warns Against Use of Custom Compounded Bioidentical Hormones
Doctors should avoid prescribing compounded hormone medications to treat menopausal symptoms, female sexual dysfunction and other hormonal conditions, according to a recent scientific statement by the Endocrine Society.   
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