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Written content from the Evernow medical team covering menopause, its symptoms, and its treatments.

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The Benefits of the Estrogen Patch

Research shows that the estrogen patch can be a particularly powerful and safe delivery method for estradiol. Here’s what to know.

Perimenopause Cramps: What’s Happening & How to Manage It

If you’re having cramps during menopause, here’s why and what you can do about it.

Hysterectomy and Hormones

Learn more about the main types of hysterectomies and their implications for menopause and hormone therapy.

Catherine Hansen, MD, MPH

How Nina Coslov is Helping to Bridge the Perimenopausal Knowledge Gap

Co-founder of Women Living Better, Nina Coslov is committed to furthering research on the diverse hormonal changes (and their impacts?) that take place on the path to menopause.

The Best Exercises to Help You Lose Weight During Menopause

The lifestyle changes and exercise that can help you lose weight during menopause

Two-Minute Take: Researchers Build a Model to Predict Age at Natural Menopause

An academic research group in Finland has built a predictive model that takes into account 32 variables to predict the age of natural menopause of women in their 40s and 50s.

Two-Minute Take: This Biotech Company Wants to Delay Menopause

A biotech company is developing a drug regimen with the goal of delaying the onset of menopause by 10-15 years.

Two-Minute Take: Migraines, Menopause, and High Blood Pressure

A new study found a link between women who suffer from migraines before menopause and an increased risk of developing high blood pressure after menopause.

Peak Woman: Casey Means, MD

The Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the metabolic health company Levels, Casey Means, MD, wants to empower us with the technology to improve our health.

Two-Minute Take: A Possible Link Between Low Estrogen and Dementia

Could low levels of estrogen be implicated in dementia in women?

Two-Minute Take: PRP Injections Can Jumpstart Ovulation in Early Menopause

In a small pilot study in Taiwan, doctors were able to jump-start ovulation in women in early menopause.

Peak Woman: Nina Lorez Collins

The founder of The Woolfer, Nina Lorez Collins has built an impactful social platform and website for like-minded women over forty.

Peak Woman: Laura Lee Botsacos

The founder of Apollo & Artemis Beauty by Equality™, Laura Lee Botsacos is bringing beauty to people of all genders, races, and sexual orientations.

My Menopause with Evernow: Mary

Mary on finding relief from her symptoms and caregivers who are helping her live her best life.

Menopause, Diabetes, and Brain Health

New research points to a connection between diabetes and brain health, and there’s a big reason women undergoing menopause will want to pay attention.

Where Did My Sex Drive Go?

During menopause it is normal for your sex drive to decline. But why does this happen, and what can be done?

9 Reasons to try Estradiol

Hormone therapy can be effective for a range of symptoms, from hot flashes to low libido

My Menopause with Evernow: Leyda

Leyda on finding relief from her night sweats and hot flashes and finally feeling like herself again.

Why We Built the Most Up-to-Date Menopause Study in Women’s Health

Evernow has collected data from over 40,000 women to create the most up-to-date study on menopause in women’s health.

Alicia Jackson

Two-Minute Take: Women’s Reproductive Lifespan Is Longer Today

A new study found that women’s reproductive life span has increased in the US over the last 60 years.

Charlotte Band

Symptom Guide: Joint Pain

Experienced by more than half of women around the time of menopause, joint pain can make everyday activities particularly difficult and painful.

A Science-Backed Strategy to Lose Weight During Menopause

During menopause, your body is doubling the rate at which it stores fat. Here’s how to lose weight during menopause.

Two Minute Take: Does Your Provider Overlook Menopause?

The New York Time asked the head of NAMS about why providers overlook menopause. Here’s what she said.

Peak Woman: Ann Marie McQueen

Read on to learn about the books and ideas that inspire this journalist and why she thinks 50 is the best age yet.

Great Sex in Your 50s

Here’s a universal truth: Our bodies change. But here’s another universal truth: You can still have great sex in your 50s.

Two-Minute Take: Hormone Therapy for Nocturia

If you’re someone who’s always getting up at night to go to the bathroom, a new study offers some hope in the form of hormone therapy.

Why You Should Think Twice About Testosterone Supplementation

It’s true that menopausal women can benefit from taking estrogen and progesterone to quiet menopausal symptoms, but testosterone just isn’t one of those hormones that we all need.

Catherine Hansen, MD, MPH

Why You Don’t Need Bloodwork for Hormone Therapy

While it’s tempting to know where you stand, hormones are highly complex and function in conjunction with so many other aspects of your biology that lab results wind up being mostly just a number.

Catherine Hansen, MD, MPH

Two-Minute Take: Menopause and Diabetes

The connection between diabetes, menopause, and hormone therapy is not commonly known.

Two-Minute Take: Cannabis Use for Menopause

A new study presented at the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) annual meeting indicates that a growing number of women are using cannabis to manage their menopause symptoms.

Two-Minute Take: TED Radio Hour

Give a listen to neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Mosconi as she talks about the role estrogen plays in brain function, and what this means for women’s brains as they enter midlife.

Are You a Candidate for Hormone Therapy?

Hormone therapy can replenish the body's estrogen and progesterone. But how do you know if—and when—it’s right for you?

Two-Minute Take: After Menopause, New Reasons to Try Plant Protein

Postmenopausal women had health risk factors when they ate high levels of plant protein, according to a new study.

Peak Woman: Amy Henderson

The founding CEO of TendLab and the co-leader of the Fam Tech Founders Collaborative, Amy Henderson has made a name for herself collaborating with companies to optimize the workplace for parents.

Your First Two Months with Evernow

If you’re new to Evernow, you might be wondering how all this actually works. So we’ve put together a step-by-step guide for what to expect when you sign up for membership.

Two-Minute Take: February 24 Is Breast Density Day

Women with “extreme breast density” are 4.5 times more likely to develop breast cancer, even as the medical community doesn’t exactly know why

Ann Marie McQueen

The Truth About Hot Flashes

You may be wondering why hot flashes happen, what causes them, and what to expect. Let’s dive right in.

Women Need Testosterone for Sexual Health, Too

If there is one thing that frustrates Brooke Faught about her work, it’s that testosterone is such an overlooked element of women’s midlife sexual health.

Ann Marie McQueen

Peak Woman: Debbie Dickinson

An experienced benefits attorney, lecturer, and entrepreneur. Debbie Dickinson has put her Harvard Law and Wharton Business School degrees to use by developing a solution for one of menopause’s most challenging side effects.

What to Know About Menopause and Weight Gain

Weight gain and body fat redistribution as women enter perimenopause and menopause is a very real and universal phenomenon that virtually all women will experience.

Peak Woman: Clare Bertucio

A radiation oncologist with a medical degree from the prestigious Mayo Clinic’s medical school, Dr. Clare Bertucio has been a practicing physician for nearly 30 years, most recently serving on the nine-physician Alaska COVID-19 task force.

Two-Minute Take: Great Sex Starts in Your 50s

Best-Selling Sex Columnist Tracey Cox’s New Book Is Just What We’ve Been Waiting For

Ann Marie McQueen

Is Brain Fog In Menopause Linked to Cognitive Decline?

As Dr. Kejal Kantarci, professor of radiology and director of Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Research Center, told her colleagues: “Before we understand how menopause affects the brain, we need to understand how estrogen impacts the brain.”

Ann Marie McQueen

Peak Woman: Alexandra Jamieson

As the award-winning and best-selling author of five books, and co-creator and co-star of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me, Alexandra Jamieson is a highly-sought-after success mentor and motivational guide. Alex has made it her mission to empower people to create epic lives–by honoring their desires and kicking shame and fear to the curb. Her latest book Radical Alignment, co-authored with her husband Bob Gower, was published on August 11, 2020.

What Menopause Does To Our Metabolism

Wendy Kohrt, PhD, has spent 30 years studying what any woman who has hit 50 already knows: changing hormones impact almost every facet of our metabolism. The University of Colorado exercise physiologist and geriatric medicine division professor has conducted hundreds of studies on diminishing ovarian function in animals and humans over the decades. What her research shows is that how we gain and carry weight is often all about the estrogen we do or don’t have. Keep reading to learn more.

Ann Marie McQueen

Peak Woman: Randi Packard

A New York City-based fashion publicist and brand consultant, Randi Packard is the former Fashion Market Director at Real Simple and has worked as a creative and public relations expert for clients such as Apollo & Artemis Beauty by Equality™, ITALEAU Footwear, Echo Design, Rachel Hosiery, and Maidenform. Read on for more on choosing a positive approach to life, being “medium maintenance,” and the beauty product she won’t leave home without.

HRT Health Outcomes for Women

Absolute risks of health outcomes for women in menopause and at the appropriate age for hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Is It OK If My Mammogram Is Postponed This Year?

Among the many other services that are being delayed due to Covid-19, you may be told that your routine screening mammogram will be delayed this year.

How do I keep my immune system healthy?

With coronavirus on the loose, many women may be wondering what they can do to protect themselves.

Is It OK That My Pap Smear Might Be Delayed Several Months This Year?

Many health maintenance services are on hold right now as we all shelter in place. You may be wondering how worried you should be about certain health care services that you’re having to skip, and one of those may be a pap smear.

Hormone Guide: Estrogen

Learn about estrogen, the effects of low estrogen in your 40s and 50s and all the available treatments.

Symptom Guide: Hot Flashes

Learn why you're experiencing hot flashes, the medical treatments to reduce them and some simple lifestyle changes you can make to manage them.

Symptom Guide: Night Sweats

Learn why you're experiencing night sweats, the medical treatments to reduce them and some simple lifestyle changes you can make to manage them.

Symptom Guide: Brain Fog

Learn why you're experiencing brain fog, the medical treatments to reduce it and some simple lifestyle changes you can make to manage it.

Symptom Guide: Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is pretty much what it sounds like - feeling not well lubricated, itchy and irritated, and even “too tight.” It can make sex anything from uncomfortable to extermely painful.

Getting the Most From Your In-Person MD: A Q&A with Evernow Medical Director Emily Hu

For the first half of our lives, there are clear marching orders for women’s health appointments: Time for your pap? Go to your OBGYN or your PCP. Having a baby or want one? See an OBGYN or a reproductive endocrinologist and they’ll put you on an appointment schedule. But into our 40s, it can feel like someone forgot to hand out the memo.

Infinity Mirror

With menopause, what comes to mind for me are infinity mirrors you see at fun houses. They’re the ones that show you reflections of yourself receding into infinity.

Andrea Eisenberg, MD

All About Estrogen

Produced in your ovaries, estrogen plays a key role in your brain, mood, bones, heart, skin, cholesterol levels and more. Without it your body can’t work as it should.

The Truth About Your Post-Menopausal Body

Going through menopause means a lot of things to a lot of women. While many parts of the “transition” are individual (for instance, my sister suffered nary a hot flash while I was continually bathed in sweat), one universal truth is this: our bodies change.

Sheryl Kraft

All About Progesterone

Progesterone is a hormone that not only regulates your monthly period, but also prepares your body for pregnancy and helps to protect your uterus during menopause. Like estrogen, progesterone is naturally produced by your body, mainly in your ovaries.

How Menopause Messes With Your Sleep

The hormonal, physical and psychological ramifications of menopause are not just limited to things like hot flashes, mood disorders and weight gain. They're lurking in the evening hours, too, when all you want to do is sleep.

Sheryl Kraft

Peak Woman: Mother of Dragons and Serena Williams (What a Combo!)

Peak Woman is your weekly blend of current events, health, wellness and pop culture news.

Menopause and Vaginal Dryness

Why not get right to the point? Menopause brings many changes, with one of the peskiest being the way your vagina feels, including itchiness, dryness, irritation (even bleeding) and trouble with intercourse.

Sheryl Kraft

Peak Woman: FemTech Funder, Brain Fog Research and More FYIs

Peak Woman is your weekly blend of current events, health, wellness and pop culture.

Seven Effective Ways to Deal With Menopause

The thing is, menopause is a relief. But the other thing is, menopause is a passage into a new phase of life, and it ushers in a new set of challenges in exchange for its presence.

Sheryl Kraft

Peak Woman: Women Who Crushed It This Week

Peak Woman is your weekly blend of current events, health, wellness and pop culture news.

All About Testosterone

Primarily known as the male sex hormone, testosterone is also present in and crucial for a woman’s body, influencing your sex drive, bone health, muscle mass and fat distribution. Testosterone is part of the larger androgen family of hormones.