Dear Red Hot Mamas

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: October 19, 2012

Menopause and Florida Girls

We all know Minnie Mouse for her yellow high heels, bright red bow and dashing eyelashes, but did you know she is also a Red Hot Mama? I just returned from the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) 23 annual meeting held in sunny Orlando, Florida where Minnie sat in on a few talks about postmenopause. She may not be experiencing those hot flashes anymore, but low estrogen levels in the postmenopausal years can create some health concerns for Minnie and many others. I share some interesting tidbits and Study Updates and Other Highlights from the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting 2012.

Bone loss, skin changes, tooth and gum changes are among a few. Heart disease is also a big one because it is the number one killer of women. The annual meeting addressed these issues and much, much more. I will continue writing about the NAMS annual meeting so check back on our website regularly. News about two new non-hormonal treatments will be discussed on our website; hormone therapy; sexual health; obesity and lots more. Oh, if Minnie only knew about all of these wonderful resources when SHE was going through menopause.

One thing Minnie never had to worry about is her weight. Lucky gal! Who can keep such a trim figure like hers through menopause? Many of us find we just can’t seem to keep the pounds off. Understanding weight gain at menopause is the theme of World Menopause Day (October 18, 2012). As a member of the International Menopause Society, I share a few thoughts in Weight Issues at Menopause Tackled on World Menopause Day 2012.

In other news this month, we’re happy to report that Menopause Mondays at Morristown Medical Center (Morristown, NJ) is off to a super start! The launch of Morristown’s Red Hot Mamas program featured a presentation by local physician, Dr. Audrey Prefer, on Pause and Effect: The Transition into Menopause, along with an appearance by me to help welcome the group and provide an introduction to Red Hot Mamas.

I’m thrilled to have a program right here in my backyard and I know the women in this area of New Jersey will flock to the extremely well organized and informative events. The next RHM meeting at Morristown Medical Center will take place on Monday, October 22 with a focus on the topic of What’s Happening to Me? My Moods, My Sleep, My Self presented by Dr. Jane Sofair and Dr. Federico Cerrone. If you’re in the area, register for an upcoming meeting and try it out. Or, find a Red Hot Mamas program in your area.

Good Health to You All,

Karen Giblin
Founder and President
Red Hot Mamas