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The secret to creativity, intelligence and scientific thinking: Being able to make connections - - The Buffer Blog

The secret to creativity, intelligence and scientific thinking: Being able to make connections - - The Buffer Blog | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account recently, it got me thinking. The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets, which somehow was an indication that a lot of people seemed to agree with this statement.

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Connecting our experiences to new scenarios is what this is all about...

David Ednie's curator insight, January 24, 2014 3:30 AM

Combinatorial creativity or internal conectedness. That’s is the ability to connect experiences we've had and synthesize new things. And the reason we were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or we have thought more about our experiences than other people.

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We live in the world where an information of almost any kind is at your finger tips, There is lots of free and good (and bad) information out there. The key question is: how can I make knowledge out of information, and even better, how can make the knowledge I have gained into wisdom by being able to connect the dots (and be creative and innovative system thinker?). Do we see the big picture, and if we do, what do we do about it?
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Don’t Sugar Coat It…Diabetes Is A Huge Problem Also At Menopause

Don’t Sugar Coat It…Diabetes Is A Huge Problem Also At Menopause | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
Menopause means end of menstruation. It is defined as not having a menstrual period for 12 consecuti...
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Women who have Diabetes and are in perimenopause and menopause need to be alert about what is changing in their bodies.  This article is informative about these issues.

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Study: Migraines worsen before, during menopause - Poughkeepsie Journal

Study: Migraines worsen before, during menopause - Poughkeepsie Journal | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
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Study: Migraines worsen before, during menopause
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Perimenopause can begin in the 40s and menopause occurs, on average, at age 51, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging.
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Oh My, This explains a lot....

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'Natural' hormone therapy no panacea for menopause symptoms - The Conversation

'Natural' hormone therapy no panacea for menopause symptoms - The Conversation | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
'Natural' hormone therapy no panacea for menopause symptoms
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He is a past president of the International Menopause Society, the Australasian Menopause Society, and the Endocrine Society of Australia.
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Interesting read... many sides to every option, and each woman has he unique situation...

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Hot flashes may be eased by acupuncture: The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) - Health, Medical, and Science Updates

Hot flashes may be eased by acupuncture: The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) - Health, Medical, and Science Updates | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
CLEVELAND, Ohio (July 14, 2014)—In the 2,500+ years that have passed since acupuncture was first used by the ancient Chinese, it has been used to treat a number of physical, mental and emotional conditions including nausea and vomiting, stroke rehabilitation,...
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Possibly you have already seen this on www.redhotmamas.org, but it is worth a re-post here!

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Listen Up, Men: Older Women Enjoy Sex! - Huffington Post (blog)

Listen Up, Men: Older Women Enjoy Sex! - Huffington Post (blog) | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
Listen Up, Men: Older Women Enjoy Sex!
Huffington Post (blog)
We are discussing how we are rediscovering, or quite possibly, just being more open about the fact that we are still sensual, sexy, desirable and, yes, horny.
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This is not 'new' news for us women!

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Early Menopause May Increase Heart Failure Risk - Pharmacy Times

Early Menopause May Increase Heart Failure Risk - Pharmacy Times | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
Early Menopause May Increase Heart Failure Risk Pharmacy Times “This thought-provoking study should encourage more research to find out how early menopause and heart failure are linked,” Margery Gass, MD, North American Menopause Society executive...
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This article talks about linkages with early menopause and heart issues. Let's keep an eye out for more research and details about this linkage.

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Major Gene Study Finally Proves that Human Hormones are ...

Major Gene Study Finally Proves that Human Hormones are ... | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
Now I am happy to tell you that a major presentation at the International Menopause Society has shown for the first time, proof of what hormone replacement therapy actually does to the genes involved in breast cancer.
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International Menopause Society study informative about the linkage of what hormone therapy does to genes involved in breast cancer....

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A check-in at Women's Hospital- Greensboro

A check-in at Women's Hospital- Greensboro | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
Hospital in Greensboro, NC (Red Hot Mamas for Menopause meets every other month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.) on the 3rd Tuesday.
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One great Red Hot Mamas program at this hospital....

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Yoga Can Ease Perimenopause Symptoms - Huffington Post (blog)

Yoga Can Ease Perimenopause Symptoms
Huffington Post (blog)
A recent study by Dr.
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Another article on the positive points exercise (in this case yoga), can have on your body and  mind...  To this I say, "You go Yoga, Gal!"

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Dangerous Chemicals Linked To Breast Cancer: Report - Huffington Post Canada

Dangerous Chemicals Linked To Breast Cancer: Report - Huffington Post Canada | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
Dangerous Chemicals Linked To Breast Cancer: Report
Huffington Post Canada
... lowest risk, but African-American women have a higher death rate.
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This article is based on the Silent Spring scientist's research... check out the 7 items to avoid.  ..... If you have not read the best selling environmental book "The Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson (published in 1966- get it from your library or on-line).  Interesting fact: Rachel Carson died of breast cancer in 1964, two years after the book was published.

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Hormones and Headaches

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Posted with permission from The Menopause Minute at www.redhotamas.org Headaches can really hit you like a ton of bricks, sometimes without any warning whatsoever. For as many as 50 million people ...
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Another informative article from Karen Giblin, founder of Red Hot Mamas...

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I am woman in my 50s, hear me roar - Irish Examiner

I am woman in my 50s, hear me roar - Irish Examiner | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
I am woman in my 50s, hear me roar
Irish Examiner
I was invisible, not only to my children, but also to wider society as the work that carers do has no value at all. But that is a different column altogether.
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made me smile... almost there...

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Love and Honor

Love and Honor | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
"I will love, honor, cherish- but not obey." Rosalie Slaughter Morton (1876-1955), American Surgeon (Love and Honor … http://t.co/ZvPmdxyMyL via @sreed_Sue)...
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This quote is from an American Surgeon Rosalie Slaughter Morton, who lived until 1995. She has several interesting quotes, and Red Hot Mamas lists them from time to time.

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Interactive Tool Takes Mystery Out of Menopause - Newswise (press release)

Interactive Tool Takes Mystery Out of Menopause
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Newswise — Washington, DC—Women can turn to an expanded online resource to explore the stages of menopause and learn about symptoms they may experience.
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Karen Giblin, founder of Red Hot Mamas(TM), helped to create the Menopause Map discussed in this article....Go to  www.redhotmamas.org for more menopause and perimenopause information.

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(EN) - Menopause Glossary, Menopause Resources | The North American Menopause Society NAMS

(EN) - Menopause Glossary, Menopause Resources | The North American Menopause Society NAMS | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it

"NAMS has compiled for you a comprehensive list of definitions for terminology related to menopause, perimenopause, and postmenopause, along with a selection of terms relating to other women's health issues. Select a letter below to take you near the menopause information you’re looking for. Or, if you prefer, just scroll through the list to discover terms of interest."


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NAMS is an organization that my boss and friend Karen Giblin has belonged to , and spoke at their events.  This article and list is good for any woman who is entering the life transition of menopause.

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You are Worthy - As Is Right Now

This is a quote that many of us need to remember!

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There are no conditions on worthiness. We are not worthy only if we lose five pounds, or get promoted, or avoid divorce, or if our kids are accepted into the right school. We are worthy of love, belonging and joy now—as is.

Brené Brown, PhD

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Women's Health: The role of isoflavones in menopausal health consensus opinion of The North American Menopause Society.

Women's Health: The role of isoflavones in menopausal health consensus opinion of The North American Menopause Society. | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
The role of isoflavones in menopausal health consensus opinion of The North American Menopause Society http://t.co/0MbbXRE2DC
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Yet another good read from NAMS...

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The Best Strength Training for Women | Women's Health Magazine

The Best Strength Training for Women | Women's Health Magazine | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
PICK UP THE WEIGHTS GIRLFRIEND!:) The Best Strength Training for Women | Women's Health Magazine http://t.co/8SuzZQtm via @womenshealthmag...

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Strength Training for women!

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Early menopause increases heart failure risk, especially for smokers ...

Do the factors that cause heart failure also cause ovarianrelating to the ovaries failure?" The results of the study were published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
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Another great article from NAMS....take care of yourself!

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… and a Sense of Humor

… and a Sense of Humor | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
"Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all."                  ~ Anne Morrow ...
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A good quote from a RedHotMamas Blog; they have good quotes, this one is rather true to life in what we all can use and need!  :-) 

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Siblings Adjust to Menopause in Entertaining Tale of Female Empowerment - StAug News

Siblings Adjust to Menopause in Entertaining Tale of Female Empowerment - StAug News | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
Siblings Adjust to Menopause in Entertaining Tale of Female Empowerment http://t.co/bU3iC2GWyu RT @St_Aug_News
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An interesting film about the not-so-often mentioned 'M' word, Menopause.

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'9 Foods That Fight Hot Flashes' - ModernMedicine

'9 Foods That Fight Hot Flashes' - ModernMedicine | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
'9 Foods That Fight Hot Flashes'
ModernMedicine
http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/conditions-diseases/how-to-prevent-hot-flashes#slide-1A study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is the basis for this article in Woman's Day.
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If you have hot flashes and want to read tips to fight them, this is for you...

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Why does Western society consider women to have a use-by date at 40? - Herald Sun

Why does Western society consider women to have a use-by date at 40? - Herald Sun | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
Why does Western society consider women to have a use-by date at 40?
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Over 40 is only part way through your life's journey!

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Is It Menopause or Your Thyroid?

Is It Menopause or Your Thyroid? | Health Education for Women over 40 | Scoop.it
Each day, thousands of middle aged women visit their doctors with complaints of infrequent periods, weight gain and fatigue. In most cases, these women are diagnosed with symptoms of menopause and ...
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Yet another good article from RedHotMamas.org, you can read it there, or on a blog that has shared it!

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