Baby Boomers and Sexual Apathy

Baby Boomers and Sexual Apathy

People and the media lob around the phrase “Sixty is the new forty.” Really? That’s a catchy phrase but is it true when it comes to … sex? Ask your 60-year-old plus friends, men and women, about post-menopausal sex and they may retort, “What is that?” Of course,...
Flibanserin Banned Again. Is It Denial or Safety?

Flibanserin Banned Again. Is It Denial or Safety?

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has thrice denied Sprout Pharmaceuticals’ application for flibanserin, the so-called “Female Viagra.” Since 2010, the FDA has insisted the non-hormonal, psychiatric medication does not meet its guidelines for...
Becoming A Grandparent

Becoming A Grandparent

Knowing and assuming your role, how to be involved without being overbearing. The first time you become a grandparent is akin to the first time you become a parent. Observing the birth of my granddaughter was perhaps the coolest thing I’ve ever done. I got to meet her...
Hot Flashes: Hot News

Hot Flashes: Hot News

Over the next few years the boardrooms of America are going to light up with hot flashes. – Gail Sheehy, author, Menopause: The Silent Passage If employment and demographic trends continue, the New York Times bestselling author and prominent lecturer is spot on. Young...
Yoga And Menopause

Yoga And Menopause

Chances are, someone, perhaps even your doctor, has suggested you try yoga to relieve your peri- or full-blown menopausal symptoms. Once considered an offbeat, unconventional source of healing, yoga’s potential for relieving many women’s menopausal symptoms has...
Are You A Perma-Parent?

Are You A Perma-Parent?

My Big Fat Fabulous Life TV show stars a 30-year-old woman named Whitney, who weighs 380 pounds, ostensibly because she has PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) but also, as her trainer duly noted, a result of her overuse of a fork, knife and spoon. She lives with her...