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Red Hot Mamas Recognizes Menopause Awareness Month in Fort Wayne

ATLANTA, GA. — Sept. 6, 2007 - September is National Menopause Awareness Month. Red Hot Mamas®, the nation's largest menopause education program, is encouraging women to warm up to menopause by learning about this normal life transition and how to develop a personalized plan to optimize their experience of menopause.

On Sept. 18, 2007, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Red Hot Mamas® Program offered through the Dupont Resource Center, 2512 E Dupont Road, Suite 220, will host a presentation called "Know Menopause: Inside and Out". Attendees will receive complimentary Dove Pro Age Skincare samples and a raffle ticket to enter to win a free copy of the new book "Is it hot in here? Or is it me? The Complete Guide to Menopause". Reservations are required by calling 416-3009. Space is limited.

In support of Menopause Awareness Month, Red Hot Mamas® is partnering with Workman Publishing Company to give away "Is it hot in here? Or is it me? The Complete Guide to Menopause". Sixty five Red Hot Mamas® programs will receive copies of this comprehensive women's health book written by award-winning Newsweek health journalists Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz to raffle off at their September meetings.

"We're excited that we can offer this book through our network of Red Hot Mamas® programs throughout the U.S. Menopause can be a positive life event," says Karen Giblin, Founder and President of Red Hot Mamas®. "Our mission is to help women take charge of their journey through menopause. Some women sail through menopause without realizing it ever happened. And, some women aren't as lucky. This book helps women understand what to expect at menopause, how to manage its course, and make better and objective health decisions."

The average age of natural menopause is 51.4 years. However, early menopause can occur due to surgical removal to the ovaries, chemotherapy or radiation in the pelvic area. In 2005, the total estimated number of postmenopausal women worldwide was 477 million.

Possible short-term menopausal changes include hot flashes, sleep changes, mood swings and vaginal dryness. Osteoporosis, urinary problems and changes in the skin and hair may also occur as a result of menopause.

Red Hot Mamas® is the nation's leading menopause education provider. Its mission is to broaden the base of women's knowledge about menopause and empower them to become educated healthcare consumers. For more information, visit www.redhotmamas.org.

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