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Hormone Replacement Therapy

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 05.07.2014 | Gay 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.

Menopause Hormone Use Does Not Cause This

Posted 06.25.2013 | Fifty

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/24/2013 04:06 PM EDT on LiveScience Women who start taking hormone replacement thera...

Suzanne Somers Talks 'Rockin' Sex Life

Posted 01.11.2013 | Weddings

At 66 years old, Suzanne Somers says her sex life is better than ever. The actress and author revealed on HuffPost Live Friday that thanks to a reg...

5 Ways To Prevent Blood Clots

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

The blood clot that landed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the hospital is thought to be related to her recent concussion. Doctors are ho...

Women and the Prevention of Heart Disease

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

I am living proof that a heart-healthy lifestyle and the effective use of preventative medicines are as important as hereditary predispositions.

Ellen's 5 Steps to Hormone Happiness, Step 4: Menopause and Testing

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Tests... the mere word conjures memories of long-ago school days, my number two lead pencil cracking under the pressure of my intensity. Fortunately for us, when it comes to testing for hormone levels, no pencil is needed, and you really can't fail!

More Myths about Menopause: Continuing the '2nd Talk'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

With huge numbers of women currently facing menopause, you would think there would be more clarity about it all. But confusion and fear continue to fuel women's concerns. We have come so far in so many ways; isn't it time to be upfront and open about this phase of life?

Ellen's 5 Steps to Hormone Happiness, Step 3: Chart Your Menopause Symptoms

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Are you awake at 3 a.m.? Forgetting the names of your own children? Suddenly losing your keys, your temper and your mind?

U.S. Panel Confirms Risks Of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Posted 10.23.2012 | Fifty

A U.S. task force is once again recommending postmenopausal women avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT) -- roughly a decade after its original findi...

What's New, Hot Flash?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Since hot flashes can possibly last for several years before and after your last period, the trick is to find strategies to calm that wayward inner child before she burns the house down.