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KJZZ's Period, The End

KJZZ's Kathy Ritchie likes to talk about things that make most people uncomfortable — like menopause.

Anyone with ovaries will go through menopause and most will have symptoms. We’re talking hot flashes, anxiety, sleepless nights, vaginal dryness and even abnormal bleeding. In this podcast, Kathy talks to menopause experts, because this chapter of life can be gut-wrenching, exhausting and just plain confusing. Information is power — for you, your partner, your children, your friends and colleagues. Menopause can also be an incredibly isolating time for women, and now — more than ever — we need connection.

So, let’s get a little uncomfortable.

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