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Hormone Therapy

Menopause Got You Sleepless?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Sleeplessness can be a real problem for women going through menopause. In fact, the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) lists trouble falling asleep as one of the five main symptoms of menopause.

The Hormone Hoax The Government Won't Stop

Lesley Jane Seymour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lesley Jane Seymour

Amid the government shutdown, the House did manage to approve some bills -- including one pretty lame one.

Progress and Passing: 10 Months on T

Lucas Waldron | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Learning how to be male in a hyper-gendered world is confusing, to say the least. Some of the basic life skills that boys learn -- bathroom etiquette, how to measure pants sizes, barbershop terminology -- are the subject of my Google searches.

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.

Menopause Supplements: Should You Take Calcium And Vitamin D?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

A lack of calcium and vitamin D can lead to a variety of negative health issues. But opinions have varied over the years as to whether women should ta...

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!

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?

Hormone Therapy, Finally the Experts Agree

Staness Jonekos | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Staness Jonekos

Finally, 15 top medical organizations have come together to issue a statement of agreement regarding the benefits of hormone therapy for symptomatic menopausal women.

Menopausal Baggage

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.16.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Reaching out is IN. Suffering in silence is OUT!

Menopause and Estrogen: The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) 10 Years Later

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

It's been 10 years since one of the most significant papers in women's health was published -- a study on the risks and benefits of estrogen plus progestin in healthy postmenopausal women.

What's The 'E'? Critiquing The Estrogen Speculation Surrounding Willam Belli's 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Disqualification

Randall Jenson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Randall Jenson

I have a hard time understanding why the idea of estrogen use would be threatening to being a gay man, when in fact, personal identity is a delicate balance of choice, personal representation, and lived experiences.

HRT and Breast Cancer: A Brief Primer

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The recent Pfizer jury award is sure to scare many women. Whether or not to take estrogen and or progesterone is a very personal decision that needs to be individualized.

Why Men Should Consider an Integrative Approach to Prostate Cancer (Part I)

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Early in 2010 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer -- at age 35. With no family history of cancer, I sought the opinions of top doctors in Houston and New York on how to treat my diagnosis.

HRT Questioned Again -- Really?

Susan M. Love | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

Once again we are returning to the question of whether menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases breast cancer risk.

Menopause, Hormone Therapy And Endometriosis

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Endometriosis is a disease that affects more than six million women in the United States alone.

Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer: More Bad News

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

The Million Women Study is a British observational study that began in May 1996 and ended in December 2001.

Estrogen Therapy Revisited: Does It Decrease Breast Cancer?

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Scientists and physicians will need to evaluate Dr. Joseph Ragaz's hypothesis that the estrogen made by the post menopausal woman from conversion of male hormone derived from the ovaries is carcinogenic.

Not Another Hormone Scare!

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Women who have significant menopausal symptoms should evaluate the risks and benefits of hormonal treatment with their health care providers.

Why Hormone Therapy Could Save Your Life, Not Threaten It

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

If you're among the one in four women with menopausal symptoms, talk to your doc. Good bet the new hormones (plus aspirin) will bring you relief and you'll net hormone therapy's other benefits.

'The Estrogen Dilemma' and the Holy Grail of Menopausal Symptom Management

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

In this past weekend's " New York Times Magazine, Cynthia Gorney, a journalist in her 50s, wrote a passionate essay about the suffering experienced by some women during the perimenopausal transition.

10 Hormone Therapy Facts Every Woman Should Know

Staness Jonekos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Staness Jonekos

When we see Samantha squirting hormones on her arms in Sex and the City 2, we are watching drug dosing that is uncontrolled and dangerous.

Transgender Prison Inmates Have Right To Hormone Therapy, Rules Federal Judge

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge has struck down a unique Wisconsin law that prohibits transgender inmates from receiving taxpayer-funded hormone...

Testosterone: Friend Or Foe?

Myles Spar, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Myles Spar, M.D.

Among 1,532 randomly selected men at three time periods between those years, there was a slow, steady decline in T levels -- even correcting for being over weight or smoking.

The Decade In Health: New Bugs, Scary Food, Bad Drugs

usatoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As the decade comes to a close, USA TODAY looks at some of the more newsworthy medical stories of the past 10 years....