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North American Menopause Society

5900 Landerbrook Drive Suite 390

Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1989, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy a ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Division Director

Midlife Dimensions

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Virginia

Executive Director

Menopause

Affiliations

Board Member
APAOG

Board Member
National Women's Health Resource Center Inc

Board Member
Healthy Women

Board Member
OBG Management

W4mtp Council Member
W4MTP

Member of the Board of Editors of OBG Management
Ob/Gyn

Fellow
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Member
American Medical Women's Association

Member
Virginia Obstetrics and Gynecology Society

past-President of Professional Education Committee
Board of Trustees

Education

MD

MD

University of Virginia

MD

University of Virginia , Charlottesville

Medical Doctor degree

Medical College of Virginia

undergraduate degree

University of Virginia

Web References (185 Total References)


before Archives - My Blog

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"This study highlights the need for healthcare providers to take into consideration a woman's age at menopause onset when evaluating patients for fracture risk," JoAnn Pinkerton, NAMS Executive Director, said in a statement.

"Women at risk for bone loss need 1,200 mg of calcium per day, with adequate vitamin D, and encouraged to get as much as possible through diet due to concern that too much supplemental calcium may increase atherosclerotic plaque in women," Pinkerton said.
"Women with early menopause should discuss whether they are candidates for hormone therapy with their providers, appropriate amount of calcium, vitamin D and hormones," Pinkerton pointed out.


"Seven hours of sleep per night ...

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"Seven hours of sleep per night will improve sexual satisfaction and has been shown to increase sexual responsiveness," said Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, executive director of The North American Menopause Society.

Besides putting a damper on sex lives, she said, poor sleep is also tied to an array of health issues, such as "sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, stress and anxiety. Other health problems linked to insomnia include "heart disease, hypertension [high blood pressure], arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, depression and neurological disorders," Pinkerton added.
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SOURCES: JoAnn V. Pinkerton, M.D., executive director, The North American Menopause Society, and professor, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Virginia Health System; Steven Feinsilver, M.D., director, sleep medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Jill Rabin, M.D., co-chief, division of ambulatory care, Women's Health Programs-PCAP Services, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Menopause, news release, Feb. 1, 2017


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Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, the executive director of NAMS further explained, “This study highlights the need for healthcare providers to have open conversations with their patients about their sexual issues, because there are many options for women to help maintain or improve their sexual lives as they transition to and beyond menopause.


"This study highlights the need for ...

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"This study highlights the need for healthcare providers to take into consideration a woman's age at menopause onset when evaluating patients for fracture risk," says Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, NAMS executive director.


While stretching before bed isn’t a ...

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While stretching before bed isn’t a bad idea, Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, executive director of The North American Menopause Society, told Reuters Health by email, “it is impossible to tell if the positive effect found from stretching on menopausal and depressive symptoms was due to the stretching, the increased movement, or not doing whatever they normally do during the 10 minutes before bed such as eat, smoke or drink, etc.�

Pinkerton said the results would have been more interesting if the comparison group had been assigned a task to do before bedtime, to see if it was the stretching itself that was helpful or just the fact of doing something before bed.
In most studies of methods for reducing hot flashes, the placebo group sees some improvement, too, she pointed out. In this trial, the comparison group had no improvement at all, which means, she said, that it was not an adequate control group.
For more conclusive results, Pinkerton said, "this study needs to be replicated with larger, more diverse postmenopausal women with an active control group.�
In the meantime, she added, women should remember that “being sedentary has been shown to be bad for (their) physical and mental health and to increase hot flashes. Being active every day has been shown to lessen severity of hot flashes, improve mood, coping ability and may decrease (their) risk of cognitive loss."
Additionally, Pinkerton said, "if women were to exercise with light walking 30 minutes daily and then stretch for 10 minutes, they might improve health, menopausal symptoms, mood and cognition and, if stretching helps sleep, improve their sleep quality.�

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