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  1. Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Early menopause may increase a woman's risk for heart failure later in life, especially if she is a smoker, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 22,000 older women in Sweden. Those who experienc

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  2. Premature Menopause May Affect Women's Brains

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature menopause may increase a woman's risk of mental decline later in life, according to a new study. Compared to those who began menopause after age 50, women with premature menopause were 40 percent more likely to do

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  3. 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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  4. Quitting Hormone Replacement Therapy

    If you’ve been on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for a while to relieve menopause symptoms, you may be wondering, what now? Should you stop taking it? If so, when? And how do you go about it? If you are healthy, most experts agree that HRT is safe to use at the lowest dose that helps for the shor

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  5. Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study. "For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their 4

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  6. Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women bothered by hot flashes or other effects of menopause have a number of treatment options -- hormonal or not, according to updated guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. It's estimated t

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  7. Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of the hormone estrogen are not to blame for mood swings and poor memory after menopause, a new study suggests. Based on this finding, the researchers believe there's no reason to use hormone replacement therapy to

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  8. Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone therapy helps with menopause-related symptoms such as sleep and memory problems only if a woman also has hot flashes, according to new research. The study included 150 Finnish women who had recently gone through menop

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  9. It's Not Your Mother's Menopause

    Menopause symptoms, like hot flashes and drop in sex drive, haven't changed. But the way women deal with menopause has. "Women are becoming more accepting of the physical and emotional challenges that are associated with menopause and accepting them as natural, transitional changes," says Karen Gibl

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  10. Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Practicing yoga may not ease menopausal hot flashes, but it might help women sleep a bit easier, a new clinical trial suggests. Right now, hormone therapy is the most effective treatment for the hot flashes and night sweats many

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