Suzanne Braun Levine http://wrvo.org en How female friendships improve health after 50 http://wrvo.org/post/how-female-friendships-improve-health-after-50 <p>Ask women to name the relationships that make their lives meaningful, and female friendships will likely rank high on the list. But having good friends means a great deal more than fun times and girls’ nights out. As women age, their friendships with other women may offer significant health benefits. Recent studies indicate that women can change one another's brain chemistry for the better.<br /><br />This week on Take Care, <a href="http://www.suzannebraunlevine.com/about/#sthash.rtnYBKvA.dpbs">Suzanne Braun Levine</a> discusses what makes female friendships so important, especially for older women. Levine is a writer, editor and nationally recognized authority on women and family issues and media. The first editor of Ms. magazine, she was also the first woman editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. Her e-book, <a href="http://www.openroadmedia.com/you­gotta­have­girlfriends">"You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-Fifty Posse is Good For Your Health,"</a> is the fourth installment in her series, which examines women in “second adulthood.”</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Suzanne Braun Levine.</strong></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 48812 at http://wrvo.org How female friendships improve health after 50