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Hormone Replacement Therapy

A Year On Hormones!

Chrissy Renaee | Posted 11.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Chrissy Renaee

Today marks my 1 year on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) male to female transition. I talk about my pros and cons while transitoning as well as my s...

A Transgender Story.

Chrissy Renaee | Posted 09.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Chrissy Renaee

With the word Transgender being tossed around lately, it's got a lot of peoeple's minds starting to wonder. So, why not get the knowledge from a Trans...

5 Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

Dr. Tim Jackson, DPT, CNS(c) | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Jackson, DPT, CNS(c)

You joined the local gym in January. You've been pumping iron and pounding the treadmill. But your body fat hasn't decreased. The much outdated calori...

Testosterone Helped Me Feel Like Myself -- Here's Why I Stopped Taking It

The Establishment | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Ultimately, I realized that in order to find my voice, I had to begin by decolonizing myself not just in how I present my black identity, but my trans identity as well. After coming to this realization, I decided to discontinue taking T after six months.

'Man Flu' Stories Show How We Make Women's Health All About Dudes

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science

Whiny men might be excited by recent news stories that claim “man flu” -- the trope that men turn into bedridden drama kings at the slightest hint...

Hormone Replacement's "AHAH" Moment

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It has long been clear that effects of hormone replacement are best when treatment begins early rather than late after menopause. The data showed such distinctions, but they too were obscured by a rush to summary judgment.

Data Today, Better Tomorrow

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

Some of us are suckers for studies: clinical trials, focus groups, surveys -- whatever promises to shed a little light on the human condition, or possibly make that condition a little better. This writer is a hopeless volunteer and currently proud of being an original part of the Women's Health Initiative.

Compounded Bio-Identical Hormones: More Harm Than Good?

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Greenberger

Regardless of what side of the fence you're on, it is still important to understand the potentially serious consequences of taking compounded bio-identical hormones.

Weighing the Risks of Hormone Therapy

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Greenberger

Even decades after these studies, information on HT is seriously muddied, and not much is still fully known or understood about the treatment. It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding its risks.

HRT and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Hot flashes, insomnia and foggy brain can drive you over the edge, so you consider hormone therapy or HRT and then remember about the things you've read about HRT and heart disease. What is that all about and which part is factual?

You Can't Touch That! Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's ironic, isn't it? From our "tender" preteen days, most of us couldn't wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn't wait to buy -- and wear -- our first training bra.

How to Cope with Hot Flashes During the Summer Months

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.11.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Have you seriously considered moving to the North Pole? As the temperature is rising, are you experiencing your own internal heat wave? If so, you're not alone.

LA Couple Writes the New Definitive Guide to Sex, Relationship and Hormones

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Xaque Gruber

He's a former fighter pilot and scholar on sex/relationships, raised in a strict Catholic household. She's a personal, career and relationship counselor, screenwriter and artist. Together husband and wife, Frank Wiegers and Judith Claire, have founded a website to help singles and couples with sex, love and romance.

The Hot and Cold Truth About Menopause

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

There are always risks and benefits in life, and hormone replacement therapy is no different. I like cooking, so I like to use a food analogy with my patients. You follow the recipe and at some point, you taste the food and you adjust the seasoning.

Keeping It Sweet During Menopause and Motherhood -- the New M&M's!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Motherhood and Menopause are strange bedfellows. With more women giving birth at 40+, the two M's can become a challenging tag team

Do Transgender Athletes Have an Unfair Advantage?

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Perhaps no transgender issue brings out more anger than the idea of transgender women competing in athletics. This was evident again when a female transgender CrossFit athlete was told, in writing, by the CrossFit governing body that she cannot compete as a woman.

Hormone Replacement Therapy 101

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

To HRT or not to HRT? The debate over hormone replacement therapy is one that has confounded doctors, confused the menopausal, and, ultimately, jeopardized the health of millions of women. Not on my watch!

Changes in Modern Medicine: What Can We Expect?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

There are many modalities to healing. Combining experience and knowledge, gut instinct, lifestyle and, most importantly, the individuality of each patient will help counter medical reversals and better our health.

Study Reveals Scary Side Effect Of HRT

Posted 01.27.2014 | Fifty

Those on both sides of the hormone replacement therapy debate have listed the various pros and cons of the menopause treatment. But a new study reveal...

Hormone Replacement at Menopause: The Profound Importance of 'Maybe'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My colleagues and I published our paper because we believe a small percentage, but still a very large number, of women are being harmed -- even killed -- due to an inappropriate aversion to the very concept of hormone replacement.

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work. Reason 3: Animals Aren't Little Humans

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Your child, my father, and all of our loved ones who may be suffering from illnesses are not rats or dogs or monkeys. So why do animal experimenters keep treating them as though they are?

THIS Improves The Sex Lives Of Postmenopausal Women

Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty

Hypnotic relaxation therapy can help the sex lives of postmenopausal women who are experiencing moderate to severe hot flashes, according to a new stu...

3 Natural Menopause Solutions

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Women have been searching for alternatives to HRT to manage menopause symptoms. Now research reports the following alternative therapies can help relieve menopausal symptoms.

Estrogen and Evidence

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are certainly not saying that every woman with a hysterectomy should take estrogen. Our argument is exactly against the oversimplification of one-size-fits-all approaches.

Lethal Placebo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

All forms of hormone replacement for all women at menopause was never right, but nor is NO forms of hormone replacement for NO women at menopause. There was always baby and bathwater here, and we have egregiously failed to distinguish between the two.