Chill Out: 5 Easy Ways to Deal with Hot Flashes

You know when you’ve got one. There’s a feeling of intense heat that builds slow and steady or suddenly jumps you like a lion on an unsuspecting gazelle. It’s a hot flash, and symptoms often include tingling in your fingers, a prickling feeling along the hairline, fast heartbeat, hot or red skin, and those damn,…

Dressing for Internal Climate Control

Lesson learned this week: Don’t sit near a restaurant’s wood-burning pizza oven if you are a woman of a certain age unless you have frostbite. I was having dinner with my good friend S. when we noticed the temperature rising. Luckily, we had both dressed in layers and started shedding them one at a time.…

14 Years of Hot Flashes Meet Their Match

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that for some women, hot flashes can last up to 14 years. (Mother Nature, what were you thinking?) In a study of 1,449 women, the largest group followed to date, researchers found that the median length of time hot flashes stuck around was 7.4 years. Half of…

Sage Advice About Hot Flashes

Women who like turkey with stuffing and suffer from hot flashes can now kill two birds with one stone, according to an article published in Advances in Therapy, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal. Sage, a culinary herb, has been found to alleviate hot flashes, according to the study, which followed 71 Swiss women. While salvia…