Holly L. Thacker, MD

Holly L. Thacker, MD

Holly L. Thacker, MD is nationally known for her leadership in women's health. She is the Director of the Center for Specialized Women's Health at Cleveland Clinic and the Executive Director of Speaking of Women’s Health, with special interests in menopause and related medical problems, osteoporosis, hormone therapy, breast cancer risk assessment, menstrual disorders, female sexual dysfunction and interdisciplinary women's health.

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5 Biggest Reasons Women Don’t Enjoy Sex

Tags: female sexual dysfunction, hormone, hormone therapy, libido, sex, sexual health

Some women struggle to enjoy sex. It's a common and complicated issue that can make women and their partners feel isolated or less connected. It's important to address with your doctor as there are treatments available.


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There’s Help for Women Who Can’t Achieve Orgasm

Tags: female sexual dysfunction, hormones, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health

We don't often think about what needs to happen to go from arousal to a satisfying orgasm. Unfortunately, some women find they cannot climax during sex. The good news is that this is a treatable problem.


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Women and Low Sex Drive: Why It Happens, How to Help It

Tags: libido, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health

Sex has a long list of benefits and helps partners feel connected, so why does low libido occur? It may come down to the basic drives that help us survive. Of course, it's more complicated than that. Read on.


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How to Beat Weight Gain After Menopause

Tags: exercise, hot flashes, menopause, perimenopause, polycystic ovary syndrome, postmenopausal, weight gain

Weight gain in menopause is common, but it’s not inevitable. If the aging process is ganging up on your weight loss goals, here are some tips to fight back.


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Top 10 Women’s Health Highlights from 2013

Tags: antibiotics, fecal transplantation, genetic testing, hepatitis C, hormone therapy, hot flashes, pregnancy, Type 2 diabetes

Each year, there are changes in healthcare worth noting. As we look back at 2013, here are 10 important health highlights for women that include advancements, greater knowledge and new warnings as well.


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Where’s the Good News About Hormone Therapy?

Some women aren’t well informed about their options with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT). Holly Thacker, MD, talks about how MHT treatment could help so many more women.


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Hormone Therapy: Know the Facts

Tags: bone health, hormone therapy, hormones, hot flashes, menopause, osteoporosis, ovarian cancer

Hormone Therapy is one of the best ways for women to get relief from the symptoms of menopause, but a lot of misinformation about this valuable treatment persists. Get the facts about HT’s benefits and risks.


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Women: Protect Yourselves From Heart Disease

Tags: cholesterol, estrogen, heart disease, hormone therapy

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Surprised? It causes about 25 percent of women’s deaths each year in the United States. Holly Thacker, MD, discusses how to lower your risk.


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Women: You Can Beat Heart Disease (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, hypertension

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in American women. Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about what you can do, from eating right to regular checks of your cholesterol, blood pressure and more.


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Don’t Give Up the Milk! (Video)

Tags: bone, bone density, bone health, Bone loss, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis

Younger women should think more about keeping their bones strong, and attaining maximum bone density. Find out why.