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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The Age at Which Women Reach Menopause Is in the Genes

    Aug. 31, 2001 -- As women wait longer and longer to have babies, an increasing number are having fertility problems that require medical attention. New research shows that the age at which women reach menopause, and by extension the age at which their fertility will start to diminish, may be largely

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  9. Is It Male Menopause?

    July 16, 2001 -- Hormone replacement for men? After menopause women are advised to start taking estrogen to replace the dwindling supply of the hormone in their bodies. In addition to relieving menopausal symptoms and preventing osteoporosis, some studies suggest estrogen may improve older women's m

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  10. Is Soy Better Than Estrogen for Heart Health After Menopause?

    July 2, 2001 -- For some women facing the change of life, soy products may be nature's answer to coping with the hormonal swings that can wreak havoc as estrogen levels drop. Like estrogens, natural chemicals found in the soybean, called phytoestrogens, can reduce menopausal symptoms. Better yet, th

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