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Holly L. Thacker, MD

Holly L. Thacker, MD, Director of the Center for Specialized Women's Health and Executive Director of Speaking of Women’s Health, is nationally known for her leadership in women's health.
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How You Can Beat Weight Gain After Menopause

Weight gain during menopause is so common that some women even have a name for it — “menopot.” It’s the “pot belly” that develops in so many women during mid-life, when changing hormones and a slower metabolism team up to pack on the extra pounds.

How the 3 Stages of Menopause Affect You (Infographic)

Every woman knows that menopause is in her future. But most women don’t realize they’ll spend far more time in perimenopause than in menopause. We explain each stage of menopause, how long it lasts and why symptoms occur.

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Urinary Leakage Is Not a Normal Part of Aging (Video)

One in three women can involuntarily leak urine. This is not normal, and it’s not a normal part of aging. The good news is that this problem can be treated. Recently, new medical guidelines published by the American College of Physicians state that medical management should be a first-line treatment for leaky bladders. Some women … Read More

There is Help for Your Hot Flashes, Night Sweats (Video)

Menopause is a natural stage of life, and is not something that always must be treated with medicine. However, if your menopause-related symptoms are bothersome, you may wish to talk with your doctor. This is especially important if your symptoms interfere with your daily activities. Among the most bothersome of menopause-related symptoms are hot flashes and night sweats. These … Read More

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Why Sex Is Good for Your Health, Especially Your Heart

Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure — it also offers incredible health benefits. Besides the emotional aspects and feelings of well being, it can be good for your heart, relieve pain and help you sleep restfully. It also can ease headaches, despite common beliefs to the contrary. How sex helps your … Read More