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HRT and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.16.2014 | 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?

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

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...

'I Am Okay That My Sex Drive Is Missing In Action'

Lori Lothian | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Lori Lothian

I'm digging around on the Internet for free porn. It's the middle of the afternoon, my 14-year-daughter is in school and my husband is out walking the dog. I'm desperate to learn something about myself: Do I get aroused when I watch an erotic film?

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...

Radiation Increases Heart Disease in Breast Cancer

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine just came out showing that women who receive radiotherapy for breast cancer have a higher risk of ischemic heart disease.

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...

Low Dose Paroxetine (LDMP) for Hot Flashes

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty
Mache Seibel, MD

A new study gives hope for a new non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes with lower dosages and less side effects.

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.

Not Sleeping Beauty: Dealing with Insomnia in Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When I was young, I used to envy princesses like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty for their charm and singing voices. When I entered perimenopause, I started to envy them for a different reason.

Take the 'Bite' Out of HRT

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.10.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Menopause is the great equalizer. It doesn't care which political party you identify with, what your religious background is or whether you're a member of the 1 or 99 percent.

Estrogen Prevents Stroke, Heart Attack for Some

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The decision to take estrogen or HRT must be an individualized one -- a conversation between you and your doctor that takes into account your risks, your age and your history.

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.

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.

New Study Confirms HRT Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer On Yahoo! Health

health.yahoo.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cuts a woman's risk of developing colon cancer, new research confirms....

Medicalization is the New Happy Hour

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Elissa Stein

We are becoming, or perhaps we now are, a society of quick fixes. Of convenience. Of taking the easy way out. Inconvenienced by periods? Sign up for Lybrel. Can't get it up anymore? Take Viagra.

Rethink Pink NOW! Saner Solutions to Breast Cancer, Part 2

Helen Cordes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Cordes

Starting this October, let's rethink our pink passion and take some steps that go beyond the conventional "wisdom" on breast cancer detection and prevention.

Bioidentical Hormones - Marketing Hype or Medical Breakthrough?

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

HRT is all over the headlines; "bioidentical" is the latest buzzword used by public figures-many of whom have no medical training. I'll give you the facts.

Wow! A Drug That Will Let Me Have Sex Once More a Month? Sign Me Up!

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

The authors of the study imply that menopause is linked to a decline in libido for women, and that they need to take a drug to correct that. But I'm not aware of any literature supporting this.