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By Young Lee Hertig

Increasingly I see Asian North American women reaching middle age with somatic symptoms such as hot flashes, headaches, sleep interruptions, and other symptoms.  Not long after a stressful move across the country from Los Angeles to Dayton, OH without any warning, menopause hit me one day. (more…)

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By Joy Wong

In the last month, I’ve come to really dislike the word miscarriage. It sounds too much like the words “mistake” or “misstep,” implying that somebody is responsible for what happened. The word miscarriage also suggests the question of “who miscarried the baby?”, usually assigning blame to the mom. Of course, early miscarriages do go by another name – spontaneous abortion. Can’t say I’m a big fan of that term either.
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