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Jun 11, 2020
Meet the Doctor: Leslie Meserve, MD

Even as a child, Leslie Meserve knew she wanted to be a doctor. She was 24 when she earned her medical degree, but it wasn’t until later that she found her true calling. “When I hit...

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May 28, 2020
Behind the Curtain: What It’s Like to Have a CurieMD Appointment

From her office in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Leslie Meserve joins me on a video call. She’s dressed in a pink blouse; her white lab coat hangs on the door behind her. An exam table...

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May 21, 2020
COVID-19, Female Sex Hormones, and Immunity: What We Know (So Far)

Women are faring better with COVID-19 infections than men, and a few new studies are exploring whether this is related to female sex hormones. The results of these studies could have important implications for both...

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May 12, 2020
How Smart Grocery Shopping and Nutrient-Dense Meals Can Help You Get Through Perimenopause (and a Pandemic)

If perimenopause and a pandemic have one thing in common it’s that we want them both to be over. And if weeks of stay-at-home orders have seen you replace hot yoga with hot buttered bread,...

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May 12, 2020
From HRT to Intuitive Eating and Body Image: How a Health Coach Approaches Menopause

You might think that doctors and health coaches are more prepared for menopause than other women, but even the “experts” can be caught off guard by their menopause symptoms and the shifts that happen both...

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May 06, 2020
6 Tips for Moving Beyond Stress Eating During the Pandemic—and For Good

Craving comfort foods? Overwhelmed by meal planning? Believe us—you’re not alone. For women in midlife, who may be dealing with symptoms of peri- or full-on menopause, alongside a lot of responsibilities caring for others, both...

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Apr 15, 2020
Differences Between Thyroid Issues And Menopause

Anyone who has tried to diagnose herself on the internet knows that many symptoms overlap. Search for hot flashes, palpitations (rapid, strong or irregular heartbeats), and weight gain, and you could just as easily diagnose...

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Mar 26, 2020
Doctor-Prescribed Self-Care

Self-care is one of the most important topics I discuss with all of my patients. Here are six tips I recommend to my patients, friends, and family for staying mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy during...

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Mar 12, 2020
Are Menopausal Women More Susceptible to New Coronavirus (Covid-19)?

Are Menopausal Women More Susceptible to the New Coronavirus? “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” -...

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Mar 05, 2020
Can Sex Delay the Onset of Menopause?

Sexual activity does a body good. Study after study shows the positive effects a healthy sex life within a committed relationship among consenting adults has for men and women. Recent research reveals even more benefits,...

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Mar 04, 2020
Exercise Not Working Like It Used To? Menopause May Be To Blame

You are sticking to your exercise plan and are also eating the same foods. And yet, you're gaining weight, mostly around the middle. You may have developed new lumps and bumps of fat where there...

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Mar 04, 2020
Telemedicine Leads to Better Patient Outcomes

Researchers have found that “telehealth is increasingly used in nearly every aspect of women’s health care,” from virtual patient consults to monitoring post-partum blood pressure using wi-fi devices and smartphone apps. Many aspects of the patient...

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