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All things menopause, from our experts to you

Are Female Hormones The Key to Surviving COVID-19?

Clinical trials are under way to see if there may be a link between two female sex hormones and COVID-19 survival rates. We unpack the information and data that’s out there to get a better idea of where this hypothesis came from. Then take a look at what it may or may not mean, specifically for women in perimenopause and menopause. 

Virtual Menopause Care, and More, for New York

The Cusp has expanded our comprehensive women's telemedicine service to New York. While we're excited to make menopause care available via video visits to the women of New York, we’ve also asked ourselves how we, as a small start-up, might roll up our sleeves a little higher to help New York and California during COVID-19.

Menopause During Covid-19

Why should women worry about hot flashes in the midst of a life-threatening pandemic? Because quality of life is STILL important, even during these stressful times. We would even go so far as to say especially during these stressful times.

Coronavirus Info and Resources for Women

Like so many people, we have been monitoring the evolution of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to reading advisories from the CDC and WHO, we’ve been taking notes on what other countries are doing to slow the spread. a.k.a. “flatten the curve.”

Estrogen Only HRT Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

In December 2019, the long-term follow-up of the WHI was presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. And the headline is this: Taking postmenopausal estrogen therapy alone is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. 

How Hormone Therapy Got a Bad Rap

The most effective treatment, by far, for peri/menopause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, and brain fog is hormone therapy (HRT). So why aren’t more women choosing it?

Better Sex in Peri/menopause? Yes Please.

Remember sex? You know, that thing that used to feel so amazing? The thing you used to look forward to? Make time for? Get caught doing in unexpected places?

How to Lose the Meno 10

We’ve gathered the best weight management knowledge, specifically for women in peri/menopause, ranging from lifestyle adjustments to medical treatments.

Perimenopause Self Care Quickies

While self care is important for everyone, the stakes are higher for women in the menopause transition. For the sake of our bodies, our minds, and all that we hold dear, we simply have to move ourselves up to the top of our priority list.

What is a Menopause Specialist and Why are there So Few of Them?

I remember July, 2002 quite profoundly. That was the month I started my internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Nine days into my training, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) released their findings on the largest hormone therapy (HT) study ever done (161,808 women), and consequently halted the study citing excess risks of heart disease, stroke, and breast cancer.

What to Give the Woman Who Has Everything (Except a Few Key Hormones)

Deck the halls, light the candles, click the “add to cart” buttons. With the gift-giving season in full swing, don’t forget your peri/menopause besties, including yourself.

Nine Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

Hormones + holidays can be an explosive combination. Here are some lifestyle tweaks you can start making today to get ahead of the holiday ho-hums, boo-hoos, or oh-damns.

It’s Perimenopause. What Are Ya Gonna Do About It?

You're sitting in a staff meeting, sweating bullets. You're not the one giving the presentation. It's mid-winter and you're wearing a sleeveless dress. What on earth is happening?

Let’s Talk Perimenopause Symptoms

There are over 20 symptoms associated with menopause. Your menopause “cocktail” will be totally unique to you in every way. And just when you think you’ve got a handle on it, it will probably change.

What Exactly Is Perimenopause?

Think of menopause as puberty in reverse. If you remember that experience, it involved a lot of peaks and valleys. Menopause may be just as erratic and is just as hard to predict.

Is This Perimenopause?

Do you spend more time looking for your keys than driving? Have you always cried this much watching TV? If you feel like your body has been gaslighting you, it may be that you're in perimenopause.

What on Earth are Your Hormones Doing?

Understanding how hormones work can demystify your symptoms. Plus, it’s just really interesting (if you ask us). So grab your favorite readers, sit back and join us as we geek out on hormones.

Hormone Therapy, Demystified.

What do pulverized cow ovaries, pregnant women’s urine, and pregnant mare’s urine have in common? Aside from a certain ick factor, they’ve all been used to treat perimenopause symptoms.

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