When the warrior is a woman

The number of women serving in the United States Armed Forces has increased rapidly over the past decade and a half. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been implementing major changes to...

NPWH 2018 Conference Podium Presentation Abstracts

Editor's Note: 2019 conference presentations coming soon!  This issue of Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs features the podium presentation abstracts that were introduced at the 21st annual NPWH conference in San Antonio in...

Longer estrogen exposure improves cognitive function

According to findings from a new study, longer duration of endogenous estrogen exposure (EEE)may positively affect cognitive status in late life. The new study from The Journal of North American Menopause Society (NAMS) examined a sample...
Irregular sleep menopause nurse

Irregular Sleep During Menopause May be Hard for Older Women’s Hearts

The sleep woes that many women suffer during menopause may be more than a nuisance: New research suggests a link between lost sleep and an increase in risk factors for heart disease and stroke. When...

H.E.R. Hub is now live!

It is my pleasure to announce the launch of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) new and innovative online website for women: H.E.R. Hub at www.myherhub.com. H.E.R. Hub captures...

Sexuality in the aging population: Statement of the problem

This column is the first part of a 2-part series. The aging process can compromise sexual functioning in both women and men. Many older persons deal with this situation by terminating sexual activity—perhaps because they are unaware of various...

Do alternative therapies help with menopause?

A recent study examined the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help women as they transition into menopause. These CAM therapies included nutrition-based options, physical treatments, psychological therapies, herbal medicines, and folk...