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  • Eye Exams, Hormones & Menopause

    Did you know that having dry eyes is a lesser known symptom of menopause? I sure didn’t, but I learned this new tidbit when I went for an eye exam this past week. After having the dilation exam and going over the outcome from that, she asked me if I noticed that I didn’t tear up as much, or itchy dry eyes, and discomfort.  After thinking about it a bit, I realized that in fact I don’t. So the cause….yep…you guessed it….once again it’s those hormones that are to blame. View Post
  • Women's Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body’s tissues. Most commonly, RA affects the joints of the hands, feet, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, RA affects the lining of these joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity. While this disease can occur in people of all ages, it typically affects more women than men.   View Post
  • Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin!

    What’s up with that hair that popped up on my chin overnight? OMG, there’s another on my upper lip? Is that really a 5 o’clock shadow? How come I’m pulling out clumps (OK, maybe a bit of an exaggeration) of hair every time I shampoo and/or brush my hair?! Uncle! View Post