January 8-14, 2013 - Original Health Articles

How to Handle 6 Uncommon Menopausal Symptoms

If you're a woman between 45 and 55, chances are you know all too well the most common symptoms of menopause: hot flashes, forgetfulness, night sweats, and insomnia. But menopause can also bring on other less common symptoms, says Jill Rabin, MD, chief of ambulatory care, obstetrics, and gynecology, and head of urogynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY.

Build a Better Date Night

Next time you're feeling a little disconnected from your partner, ask her out for a date. But don't just settle for the routine dinner and a movie. Instead, resolve to spice things up a bit, by doing something a bit out of the ordinary. "Date nights are an important part of strengthening a marriage," says Lisa Rene Reynolds, Ph.

Knee Replacement: Your Pressing Questions, Answered

Considering the millions of steps the average person takes, it's a wonder more of us don't need new knees at some point in our lives. When you add in all the dancing, running, twisting, turning and plenty of  athletic injuries, it's no surprise that knee replacement surgery is among the most common surgeries.

Walk for Fitness: Before, During, and After

Walking for exercise is easy, cheap, and can be done anywhere at any time. Although it's a natural activity that everybody does at some point, don't discount walking's cardio benefits. Prepare and fuel yourself for that walk just as you would if you were going for a bike ride or a run.

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