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Markea Dickinson

Evolution of Menopause Technology

Historically, not much attention or focus has been given to menopause health and research. There are many reasons for that, but specifically we’ll focus on life expectancy, disparities in medical care among genders, and lack of funding for FemTech. Today, at least we have many more treatment options to choose from. Believe it or not, so much of the lack in menopause research and technology is because of average life expectancy in women. From the 1500s through the 1800s, the average life expectancy for women was 30-40 years. Since the Great Depression, average life expectancy in women sky-rocketed: from 42...

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Markea Dickinson
Moms and daughters: What did your mom say?

Moms and daughters: What did your mom say?

Moms and daughters: What did your mom say? We recently posed a question to our Facebook community: Did the women in your family share openly about their experiences with menopause? What were your observations and what conversations did you have?   The answers to these questions were sadly unsurprising. The majority of women in our sisterhood never spoke with the women in their family about menopause.    So we ask ourselves, why? What happened that made so many women suffer in silence? 

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Markea Dickinson
Thermaband focuses on hot flash help

Thermaband focuses on hot flash help

Debbie used an array of ice packs, wraps and fans, for hot flash relief - which worked well enough until she traveled. She quickly realize that what she really needed was a portable, technology-driven solution to hot flashes.

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Meet the mother-daughter duo devising a tech solution for menopause

Weston-based mother-daughter duo Debbie and Markea Dickinson are on a mission to create a tech innovation to help solve the most human of issues: keeping cool during menopause

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