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February 2015

The Public Face of Menopause

The Public Face of Menopause

On a single night last month, Menopause The Musical played to a full house in Rochester, New York. After opening in 2001 in a 76‐seat theater in Orlando, Florida, it now shows worldwide and incorporates 25 popular songs from the 1960s to the 1980s. With clever word arrangements provided by four outstanding vocalists, it addresses most of the common personal menopausal issues women struggle to understand. Everyone who has had the opportunity to see this musical knows how brilliant it is. Yet, as I looked around the room, I was impressed by the large number of men in the audience. And with musical humor, this singular entertainment event has become the poster child of a major change that is occurring in our society; the public conversation of a one‐time forbidden topic.

Bone Health: What’s Menopause Got to Do with It?

Bone Health: What’s Menopause Got to Do with It?

You may be unaware that your bones are engaging in a balanced, continuous process of remodeling; laying down new bone while eliminating old bone. So why is this process jeopardized in menopause?