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What’s Getting In the Way of Your Sexual Desire?

You remember that old song, Dem Bones? The foot bone’s connected to the leg bone and so on? It’s playing in my head as I hobble around with a sprained ankle. It’s taking a lot of energy and concentration to do the smallest of things. And that bruised swollen ankle is affecting the calf muscles, …

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Using Your Voice to Express Your Needs

As Midlife Boulevard’s sexual health columnist I write about sex and matters related to our sexual journeys through midlife and beyond. This article isn’t really about sex and yet, when things aren’t working well in one aspect of our life there’s a good chance that our intimate relationships will reflect that imbalance. So, it is …

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What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Dr. Allmen talks about women’s health and can help provide answers to many of your questions on her website drallmen.com. Bioidentical hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) are often called “natural” hormones, because they are chemically identical to the hormones that women make primarily in their ovaries. They are definitely not “natural”, however. Instead, like all …

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A Quick Guide to Understanding Hormones

When it comes to treating your menopausal symptoms, no one knows more than Dr. Tara Allmen, OB/GYN and menopause specialist. Read more from Dr. Allmen on her blog. Estrogen Estrogen promotes the growth and health of the female reproductive organs. It also affects practically every tissue in a woman’s body, including the heart, brain, bones, …

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