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  1. Hot Flashes Treatment: Try Lifestyle Change

    Jan. 16, 2004 -- Bothered by hot flashes during menopause? An expert panel recommends trying lifestyle changes first. The new hot-flashes treatment guidelines come from the North American Menopause Society. An editorial panel led by Nanette F. Santoro, MD, based the recommendations on scientific stu

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  2. Dramatic Drop in Hormone Therapy Use

    Jan. 6, 2004 -- New research confirms that millions of women in the U.S. have abandoned menopausal hormone therapy, but other recent studies suggest that many are having a difficult time coping without it. Stanford University researchers report that prescriptions for the estrogen-plus-progestin drug

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  3. Menopause and Midlife Weight Gain

    Nov. 12, 2003 (NEW ORLEANS) -- It's well documented that as women go through menopause they tend to gain unwanted pounds but is there a link? The question remains controversial, but a new study offers compelling evidence that the hormonal changes associated with menopause may play a direct role in m

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  4. Morning Exercise May Help You Sleep

    Nov. 4, 2003 -- If insomnia is giving you fits, exercise will help -- especially morning exercise. In fact, an hour of stretching and walking daily can help relieve many sleep problems. Women are plagued more by sleep problems, especially women who are overweight and who don't take hormones after me

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  5. Fruity Ways to Fight Skin Cancer

    Oct. 29, 2003 -- A mélange of pomegranates, grapes, and citrus fruits may sound like an exotic fruit salad, but new research shows it may also be a powerful new weapon against skin cancer. New studies presented today at a cancer research conference suggest that common fruit extracts may help prevent

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  6. More than 50% Have Dropped HRT Treatment

    Oct. 9, 2003 - It has been a little more than a year since women learned the bad news about combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy. The firestorm of media attention that followed the halting of a major prevention trial left millions of menopausal women wondering what to do. Now

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  7. Hormone Replacement Replaced

    Oct. 8, 2003 -- It's official: Hormone replacement therapy is being replaced. Say goodbye to HRT. Say hello to the new term: Menopausal hormone therapy (HT). Why? One reason is the FDA. They've begun a campaign to help women sort through the confusion surrounding the various forms of treatment with

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  8. Does HRT Increase Ovarian Cancer?

    Sept. 30, 2003 -- More than a year after concerns about an increased risk of breast cancer among hormone replacement therapy users halted the Women's Health Initiative study, researchers still continue to examine the results of the landmark study. The latest interpretation of that data suggests that

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  9. HRT Raises Risk of Breast Cancer Death

    Aug. 7, 2003 -- Combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) using estrogen plus progestin may not only increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, but it may also make her more likely to die from the disease. A British study shows for the first time that HRT users are more likely to die of breast cance

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  10. Estrogen Patch May Have Lower Clot Risk

    Aug. 7, 2003 -- Women who receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from an estrogen patch or gel may have a much lower risk of potentially dangerous blood clots than women who get their hormones from pills. Oral estrogen is known to increase the risk of venous thromboembolism (or blood clots) espec

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