midlife-vaginal-health

Midlife Vaginal Health: Yale Prof Covers 3 Common Concerns 2017

Midlife Vaginal Health – Red flags and green flags by Mary Jane Minkin, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Yale University While October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, SheSpark is covering various feminine-related health concerns– including midlife vaginal health.  We asked Dr. Minkin what the top three issues are that concern over-40 women. She provided […]

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Designing Armor For Breast Cancer Patients – Cherie Mathews’ War

Designing Armor For Breast Cancer Patients – Cherie Mathews’ War (reprint from October 2016) Cancer crusader and entrepreneur Cherie Mathews suits up every day—black leather, chains, red lipstick, and spiked hair—taking the fight to the front lines when it comes to changing how women confront a diagnosis, surgery, and recovery with her company healincomfort.com. “My […]

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Are You Jealous of Women Who Eat Junk Food and Stay Skinny? Don’t Be!

By Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD (Proactive Health Labs)    Have you ever been envious of people who seem to be able to eat all the junk food they want and still maintain a healthy weight? If you have, a recent study may make you feel differently. The study, which examined more than 90,000 women, was a collaborative effort between […]

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Common Physical Ailments Caused by Repressed Emotions

Salma had just turned 42 when her husband told her he had been having an affair.  He said the affair was over and she had nothing to worry about because he loved her very much.  When she picked up her 7-year-old daughter at school, Salma couldn’t stop thinking about what she had just heard. Anger […]

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Is Insulin Counting the New Midlife Health Answer?

Insulin Counting: A New Dietary System for Women’s Health By Dr. Fiona McCulloch BSc ND Are you living with distressing symptoms of irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, infertility, acne, hair loss or increased facial hair growth? If you are – high insulin levels might be to blame. We all have heard about insulin and its […]

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2017 Women’s Health Survey Asked: “Do You Love Your Body?”

A 2017 Women’s Health survey asked women around the globe what they think about their bodies and where the media/fashion industry is falling short.  Here are some of the top line results.  We’d love to read your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below. THE WOMEN’S HEALTH RESULTS When asked what would make them […]

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3 To Follow: Social Media Stars, May 2017

3 To Follow is SheSpark’s favorite way to introduce you to over-40 women who are social media stars.  SheSpark editors love these ladies and you will, too! If you know of women over 40 who are crushing it on social media (blog, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest), leave her handle or URL in the comments. She […]

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My Weight Loss Journey: Losing 33 Lbs When You’re Over 40

by Imogen Lamport, InsideOutStyleBlog.com As many of you are aware, I’ve lost a significant amount of weight in the past 7 months. 15kg (33 pounds) to be exact, not including the just under 1kg loss of my recent breast reduction surgery. As someone who has not been easily slim since I discovered chocolate when I was […]

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No-Sweat Style Hacks for Menopausal Workouts

by Thea Wood, TheaWood.com As a peri-menopausal woman, I dread outdoor workouts in the summer. My hormones bring on a heat wave that feels like I’ll spontaneously combust, and my workout apparel shows it. I’ve seen plenty of feedback on my blog from women saying “we’re working out, it shouldn’t matter what we look like or how […]

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real beauty

Video: Dove Teams Up With Shonda Rhimes for Real Beauty

We’re big fans of Dove’s on-going mission to help women celebrate their real beauty. They’ve taken it to a whole new level with the help of  Shonda Rhimes (she’s the 47-year-old showrunner for that little series called Scandal) as creative director for a series of short films created by Dove Real Beauty Productions. The first film features […]

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