• Tips For a Safe 4th of July!

    Usually, the 4th of July brings huge celebrations with family BBQ’s filled with hot dogs and apple pie, and illustrious firework displays commemora...
  • Are You Feeling the “Heat”? – How to Deal with Hot Flashes & Night Sweats!

    Many women are feeling the “heat” associated with hot flashes and night sweats.  In fact, over 75% of women will experience a hot flash sometime du...
  • Menopause 101: Top 5 Symptoms

    Let’s review some of the main points we have covered so far. The average age of menopause is age 51, but can occur between the ages of 45-64. Men...
  • Why Can’t I Lose That Darn Belly Fat?

    This is a question I hear every day from women in my practice.  And it’s a legitimate one.  Various factors are involved including the hormonal cha...
  • Menopause 101: What is a Hot Flash?

    As a menopausal specialist, I am often asked this question by women coming to my office wondering what is happening to their bodies.  First, let me...
  • Menopause 101: What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

    The term, bioidentical, can mean different things to different people.  For the majority of OB/GYN menopause specialists, it means hormones that ar...
  • Why Does Menopause Happen?

    I’m asked every day… “Dr. Hoppe, why do I have to go through menopause?”  The answer is every woman will – if she lives to the average of 51, with ...
  • Menopause 101

    What is Menopause? Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life from a reproductive stage to a non-reproductive stage.  Every woman who surv...
  • Cucumber Soup Recipe

    As we start embracing the warmer weather and weeks ahead of us, let’s share some amazing recipes to help cool off in these “heated” times!  Covid-...
  • Stress: Not just An Immune Buster But Also A Hormonal Havoc!

      Stress – it’s everywhere.  From the hyped-up news stories, to the staggering unemployment rates to the financial crisis that we find ourselves. ...
  • Pico and Kona – My Canine and Feline Saviors!

    During these crazy times, it’s important for us to remember our four-legged furry friends.  For me, I can honestly say that my 12-year old Bichon r...
  • From Ouch to Oh!

    When Sex Hurts: From Ouch to Oh! It’s a fact. Sex can hurt! Approximately 40% of post-menopausal women experience vaginal dryness and pain with in...