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  1. Menopause Hormone Therapy: 'Safe' Time?

    Feb. 4, 2009 -- New research confirms that taking estrogen plus progestin as hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms raises breast cancer risk, but that risk fades within about two years after quitting hormone therapy. The findings come from two new studies, one published in The New Engl

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  2. Hormone Creams Ease Menopause Symptoms

    Nov. 12, 2008 (New Orleans) -- "Natural" hormone creams may help relieve hot flashes, night sweats, depression, and other symptoms of menopause, a new study suggests. As an added benefit, they may also improve heart health, researchers say. The researchers studied custom-compounded creams made from

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  3. Unlocking the Secret Pleasures of Menopause

    As an obstetrician-gynecologist, Christiane Northrup, MD, of Yarmouth, Maine, has spent years caring for women when something went wrong with their bodies. These days, she doesn't see patients anymore, devoting her time instead to speaking and writing. At midlife, she has a new plan and a new missio

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  4. Non-estrogen Option for Menopause

    May 23, 2008 -- New research results show that a non-estrogen drug called Ophena significantly improves symptoms of vaginal dryness and painful intercourse in postmenopausal women, raising hopes of an alterative to estrogen replacement therapy. Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, or dyspareunia

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  5. Menopause and Sleep

    Betty came to visit me last winter. She was a funny patient with a serious problem. "When I wake up at night with one of my 'power surges,' I feel like I could heat a small country. And I am having a hard time sleeping because my husband's teeth are chattering so loudly from my keeping the window op

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  6. Hormone May Predict Age at Menopause

    April 30, 2008 -- A hormone that is used to help assess the potential for pregnancy in assisted reproduction might prove to be an accurate predictor of a woman's age at menopause, a study shows. If early findings are confirmed, researchers say anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels may predict age at m

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  7. Worst Menopause Symptom? Lack of Sleep

    April 22, 2008 -- New research shows that women in early menopause report that lack of sleep is their biggest problem. Researchers interviewed 110 women. All were healthy white women between the ages of 43 and 55 with an average age of 49. They all had experienced their last menstrual period within

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  8. Hormone Therapy for Menopause and Perimenopause

    By Francesca Coltrera Your need-to-know guide to today's hormone therapy -- what's safe, what's new, what's right for you Not long ago, a friend told me about a coffee date she’d had with a 50-something former office mate, Susan. As the two women were sipping their lattes and catching up on each oth

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  9. After HRT, Some Health Risks Remain

    March 4, 2008 -- For postmenopausal women who stop their hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there is good news, bad news, and surprising news from a new study that followed women for about two and a half years after they stopped the regimen. On the plus side, some risks associated with the use of th

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  10. FDA Goes After 'Natural' HRT Claims

    Jan. 9, 2008 -- Federal regulators warned several pharmacy companies Wednesday to stop marketing so-called "natural" hormone replacement therapy, calling their sales to women "false and misleading." The FDA took aim at seven compounding pharmacy companies that it says use a product called estriol in

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