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  1. Red Clover Fails as Hot Flash Remedy

    July 8, 2003 -- Dietary supplements containing red clover aren't likely to cool hot flashes or provide an effective alternative to hormone therapy for women seeking relief from menopausal symptoms. A major new study shows the widely advertised supplements containing plant-based, estrogen-like substa

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  2. Managing Menopause: What to Do?

    June 20, 2003 -- Bone fractures, hot flashes, heart disease, dementia, breast cancer -- older women have big health concerns. But what should they do, with so many conflicting findings about hormone replacement therapy? A panel of experts offered their advice today, based on research from the Women'

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  3. Antidepressant Paxil Treats Hot Flashes

    June 3, 2003 -- Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for menopause-related hot flashes, but last week brought more bad news about possible health risks associated with its use. Now comes word that a widely prescribed antidepressant may be an acceptable alternative to HRT for m

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  4. HRT Does Little for Quality of Life

    May 7, 2003 -- A cloud of confusion has surrounded HRT since last July, when women learned that hormones are linked to heart disease, breast cancer, and strokes. Now, researchers reveal that HRT does little to improve quality of life. Their conclusion: Unless you need relief of menopausal symptoms,

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  5. Sleep Disorder Linked to Menopause

    April 25, 2003 -- Nightly snoring and breathing-related sleep disturbances are rare in young women but common in older ones. Now, new research suggests the hormonal changes that occur during menopause may be to blame. Compared with premenopausal women, those who had been through menopause were more

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  6. Progestin-Estrogen Therapy Debate Cools

    March 17, 2003 -- A cloud of confusion has surrounded HRT since last July, when women learned that hormones may cause health risks. Now, in an early release of more findings, researchers reveal that HRT does little to improve quality of life. Their conclusion: Unless you need relief of menopausal sy

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  7. Rethinking HRT

    Feb. 12, 2003 -- Nanette K. Wenger, MD, tells this story: A woman who'd just had bypass surgery came into her office in tears. Because it increases risk of heart disease, her doctor had taken her off hormone replacement therapy. "My life is not worth living," she said. "My menopausal symptoms are wo

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  8. Epilepsy Drug Emerges as HRT Alternative

    Jan. 31, 2003 -- A drug traditionally used to treat epilepsy and migraine may be a valuable alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for postmenopausal women who suffer from hot flashes. A new study shows use of the drug, known generically as gabapentin and sold under the name Neurontin, can

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  9. Exercise Alone Trims Tummy, Health Risks

    Jan. 14 2003 -- Regular exercise may not only help older women reduce their risk of disease, but it could be even more effective than dieting for winning the battle of the bulge. A new study shows moderate exercise, like brisk walking, can help postmenopausal women lose weight, reduce body fat, and

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  10. HRT May Reduce Diabetes Risk

    Jan. 6, 2003 -- Despite the negative news about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in recent months, new research suggests that HRT may provide a significant benefit in helping some women reduce their risk of diabetes. But even the study researchers say it's still too early to make any recommendation

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