• 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...
  • Crazy Corona Times!

    Feeling overwhelmed?  Frustrated? Like you’re going to have a meltdown? Well, you are definitely NOT alone!  We are all feeling it and trying to do...
  • Our Four-Legged Friends – Do More Than Just Love Us!

    Our four-legged friends – do more than just love us! They even help reduce our risk of heart disease! According to a recent study published in C...
  • Hope or Fear: Which are You Choosing?

    We are all feeling it… the empty pit in our stomachs, the racing heartbeat, the sense of feeling overwhelmed and panic-stricken. Well, I’m here to...
  • Flax and Berry Breakfast Blast For Colon Health

    Try this delicious recipe to celebrate Colorectal Awareness month!  Healthy eating and regular physical activity play an incredibly important role...