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  1. Alcohol Can Help Women's Hearts Too

    Sept. 16, 2002 -- Women may have just as much reason as men to toast their heart health with their favorite beverage. A new study suggests that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol might protect against heart disease in postmenopausal women much in the same way it has been shown to benefit men. Mode

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  2. New Warnings for Women Taking HRT.

    July 16, 2002 -- Last week, millions of women who take a combination form of hormone replacement therapy learned they are at increased risk for breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Now comes news that women who take estrogen alone may be at increased risk for ovarian cancer. The new findings ad

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  3. New Warnings for Women Taking HRT

    July 16, 2002 -- Last week, millions of women who take a combination form of hormone replacement therapy learned they are at increased risk for breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Now comes news that women who take estrogen alone may be at increased risk for ovarian cancer. The new findings ad

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  4. Hormone Therapy May Not Protect Heart

    July 2, 2002 -- Hormone replacement therapy does not reduce the risk of heart attack and death from coronary events in older women with existing heart disease, findings from a widely anticipated study suggest. Experts say data from the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study Follow-Up (HERS I

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  5. Study Says Hormones May Be Heart Healthy

    April 4, 2002 -- For years, doctors thought that replacing lost hormones in women after menopause was one of the best ways to prevent heart disease. More recently, studies have suggested this may, in fact, do more harm than good. But in a new study, researchers found that hormones reduced signs of b

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  6. Hormone Therapy Linked to Ovarian Cancer

    April 2, 2002 -- Long-term use of hormone replacement therapy has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Now a new study suggests that the risk of ovarian cancer is also moderately higher in women taking estrogen or a particular estrogen plus progestin regimen. The findings are the lates

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  7. Hormone Therapy Relieves Menopause Symptoms

    Feb. 5, 2002 -- Until recently, hormone replacement therapy was widely considered to be the closest thing to the Fountain of Youth for postmenopausal women. Nearly 40% of American women aged 50 to 74 remain on it in the belief that the treatment relieves the symptoms of menopause and protects them a

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  8. Got Dry Eyes? Hormone Therapy May Be to Blame

    Nov. 6, 2001 -- It's not allergy season, but your eyes still feel itchy. Does this sound like you? Well, if you are taking hormone therapy, you may have identified the culprit behind those itchy, dry eyes. The latest research on the much-talked-about hormone therapy shows that women using replacemen

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  9. Hormone Therapy May Increase Risk of Gallstones

    Oct. 1, 2001 -- As you weigh the good and bad news about the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on your heart and bones, a study now shows that you also need to consider how your gallbladder might react to estrogen. Women taking HRT may be at higher risk of developing gallstones, a painful

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  10. Emotional Effects of Menopause Begin Earlier Than You Think

    Sept. 13, 2001 -- Menopause can be a time of emotional turmoil for some women. But more medical research is showing that the toll the hormonal upheaval can take on a woman's well-being can actually start years before she might think. Early signs of hormonal changes can begin well before actual menop

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