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    1. Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen after menopause may believe it helps them maintain their memory and thinking skills, but a new study suggests they are mistaken. Researchers found no change in mental ability associated with estr

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    2. Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for Me?

      If you’re having bothersome menopause symptoms, you might be wondering if there’s any way to get relief. The answer: Probably. And hormone replacement therapy -- also called HRT, or hormone therapy -- might be able to help. HRT is female hormones that replace the ones your body no longer makes after

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    3. It's Not Your Mother's Menopause

      Hot flashes. Sleepless nights. Weight gain. Pain during sex. Although the symptoms of menopause don’t change from generation to generation, treatment does. Today’s care is made for all of you -- body and mind. “Research in the last 5 years has changed our approach. The focus used to be on counting h

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    4. Low Sex Drive? Here's a Menopause Makeover

      You can feel just as sexy after menopause as you did in the decades before. You can have great sex, too. If your sex drive slows, think of it as a speed bump, not a stop sign. Here's a roadmap. Low sex drive may be the No. 1 sex complaint among midlife women. Though not all women feel it, it's norma

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    5. 'Paleo' Diet May Help Women's Hearts, Waistlines

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter   SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called Paleo diet may help older women lose weight and lower their future risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found. Women experienced these benefits by sticking to the guidelines of the Paleo di

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    6. Can Early Menopause Trigger Depression Later?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Premature menopause may increase a woman's later risk of depression, a new review suggests. If further studies confirm the findings, doctors might try to identify women most likely to need psychiatric or hormonal treatme

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    7. Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol and Heart Protection

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HDL cholesterol is commonly called the "good" cholesterol, but new research suggests that it could be harmful to women going through menopause. The new study finds that rather than helping to inhibit the formation of dan

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    8. FAQ: Hormone Therapy for Menopause

      (Editor's note: Story updated Oct. 9, 2015, with new guidelines from the Endocrine Society.) March 31, 2015 -- If you're in menopause, you might wonder if hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help or harm your health. Research on the pros and cons of HRT has been on a rollercoaster-like path for de

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    9. Frequent Hot Flashes Linked to Heart Disease Risk

      Oct. 6, 2015 -- Menopausal women who have lots of hot flashes could face a higher risk for early-stage heart disease, a new study suggests. The research is the first to compare the frequency of hot flashes with the thickness of the inner layers of the carotid arteries (which carry blood to your brai

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    10. Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too little sleep may lead to too little intimacy for postmenopausal women, a new study finds. The study included nearly 94,000 women who were asked about their sleep habits during the previous four weeks. They were als

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