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Womens Health Initiative

Good News in Women's Health

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Fran Moreland Johns

When the Women's Health Initiative was established more than 20 years ago, no one was talking in grandiose terms and few would have anticipated the wide-ranging health benefits (and huge cost savings) that would result in the decades ahead.

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.

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.

The Vitamin Women Over 50 Should Pay Attention to

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Some great news was just released that is sure to make big believers in the power of vitamin D smile... and maybe just a little smug.

Why I'm Choosing A Different Path For The Second Half Of Life

Kelley Connors | Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty
Kelley Connors

Along with tens of millions of my baby boomer friends, I have embarked on a new journey at a time in life when Madison Avenue uses all its muscle muscle to convince us women that 50 is the new 30 or 60 is the new 40.

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...

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.

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.

Fifty Shades of Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.14.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

I was thrilled that I found hormone happiness prior to reading this book, because it would have been wasted on me. WOW...Fifty Shades of Grey turned me Fifty Shades of RED!

Why Do Girls Drop Out Of School? It's All About What Happens In The Girls' Room

Susan Davis | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Susan Davis

More people in the world now have a mobile phone than have a toilet. As we celebrate International Women's Day on March eighth, let's not forget that girls and women suffer the most from lack of sanitation.

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.

Is Sex Really Better After 50? The Results Are In

The Huffington Post | Evan Allis | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

A new study from the Women’s Health Initiative has found that, contrary to popular belief, older women are generally satisfied with their sex lives ...

Dueling Docs -- the Vitamin Wars

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

We now know that no vitamin has those powers to prevent disease. Most people are probably relieved to know that they don't have to spend that money on these vitamins anymore.