Health: How Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Works

Today’s post is from Dr. Michael L. Gross, MD, medical director of the Active Center for Health & Wellness and orthopedic director of Sports Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center. Because of his interest in preventative medicine, he is currently enrolled in a fellowship in anti-aging and restorative medicine and is working toward board certification form the American Academy of …

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Relationships: Who’s Got Your Back?

Yesterday I took a few hours off from the most adorable child in the universe to visit one of my favorite LA spots, Wi Spa, a traditional Korean bathhouse. After soaking in various hot tubs and resting in rooms heated to 135 degrees or more, I got the scrub. For those who have never had the unique pleasure: For $30, …

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Relationships: Women in Their 40s Have More Orgasms

Fake it ’til you make it, baby! As if you needed another reason to be grateful for your 40licious years, a roundup article on orgasms in EmpowHer give us this: “Orgasm gets better with age. … the quality and frequency of orgasm may actually improve with age. While 61 percent of women ages 18 to 24 experienced orgasm the last …

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Spirit: Naomi Wolf Busts the “Aging Myth”

“I know — finally — what I like to wear and am comfortable not bothering with what I don’t. I love not being in physical competition with other women. I love being able to appreciate the beauty of other women and feeling appreciated myself — and appreciating myself.”– Naomi Wolf Naomi Wolf is the embodiment of 40licious, and sums it …

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Health: More Magazine Founder Speaks on Surviving Cancer, and Her 40s

I found a lovely blog, Breast Cancer Sisterhood, in which the author interviews a founding editor of More Magazine, Lois Joy Johnson. The piece is a nicely crafted perspective on health and beauty and what it all means after a cancer diagnosis. “Cancer really rearranges your priorities. It makes you grateful for good health and encourages you to take care …

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Health: Do Something Physical Every Day

Back in the day, when I was more concerned about how we look than how we feel. (Photo: Seattle P-I) When I was in my 30s, I made a career out of defending women’s “real” bodies. You know, the ones we see in the mirror but never on TV or in a perfume ad or a magazine. I wasn’t as …

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Health: Kathy Smith on How to Lose Weight and Get Fit over 40

“The one thing you don’t want to do is set yourself up for failure with an immediate ‘go for broke’ attitude right out of the gate. Remember: slow and steady wins the race.”– Kathy Smith So a recent survey that has gotten a lot of attention in the UK and Indian press showed that women in their 40s have mirror …

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