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1. of Janine O'Leary Cobb's latest edition of her book, Understanding Menopause. As many of you know, Janine was the founder of A Friend Indeed in 1984. In this, her 6th edition, she incorporates the latest information from the 2002 Women's Health Initiative Women's Health Initiative A 15-yr, $628 million project involving 1. An observational study of the health habits and medical Hx of ±100,000 ♀ 2. study accompanied by her wise and thoughtful commentary. The book is truly a treasure. For those of you barely into the perimenopausal perimenopausal adjective Referring to a period of a ♀'s life–age 45 to 55-ish–in which menstrual periods become irregular; perimenopause is immediately before, during and after menopause. See Menopause. transition, her book contains indispensable information to make this important time in your life as empowering as possible. You'll find clear definitions and explanation of what menopause is all about. For one thing, her list of menopausal symptoms is an eye-opener. Whenever I read it out loud to audiences of menopausal women during speaking engagements, the women are all amazed a·maze
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1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. . For example, did you know that waking up with sore heels, or mysterious appearances of bruises Bruises Definition
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. are common problems associated with menopause? But that is not all. Janine also offers suggestions on how to prepare for menopause (including advice on nutrition and exercise) as well as providing an exhaustive list of resources. For those of you well into your menopausal years, you'll find her book refreshing and comforting. Her book is at the top of my favourite reading list.
Understanding Menopause, 2005, Key Porter Books www.keyporter.com 1-55263-675-5, $22.95
--June Rogers, Editor