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FDA Panel Says No To Non Hormonal Drugs for Hot Flashes

Women who suffer from hot flashes but cannot take hormones, the most effective remedy for vasomotor symptoms, had their hopes for relief dashed when a FDA advisory committee yesterday voted against approval of what would have been the first non hormonal drugs for hot flashes in menopausal women. Under consideration were: Gabapentin - A recent clinical trial showed that an extended release versionContinue Reading

Leading Experts Agree on Hormone Therapy Benefits/Risks

“Hormone therapy does not increase and may reduce total mortality.” Statement from Scientific Roundtable of 18 Experts With so many research studies on the use of hormone therapy (HT) to alleviate menopause symptoms, can medical researchers now agree on whether the benefits of hormone therapy outweigh the reported increased risk of developing cancer? Late last year, the Society for Women’sContinue Reading

How Safe is Hormone Replacement Therapy? A Leading Expert Sums Up What We Now Know

“Right now, we believe that hormones are relatively safe for most healthy women who are being bothered by hot flashes or menopausal symptoms in general.” Dr. Margery Gass, Executive Director, The North American Menopause Society More than a decade after the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was abruptly halted three years early, due to a high rate of breast cancer andContinue Reading

A Preview of the Well Woman Exam in 2013

“This year, don’t be surprised if your doctor hands you a prescription for 20 minutes of aerobic exercise rather than an anti-depressant or sleep aid.” This year, when you go for your annual, well woman exam, you’re going to notice some changes, the result of new screening guidelines and new insights about the safety of hormone therapy that go beyondContinue Reading

An Appointment with Menopause Specialist, Dr. Tara Allmen

Dr. Tara Allmen is a gynecologist and menopause specialist, certified by the North American Menopause Society. Her private practice is in New York City, but you can benefit from her expertise and advice with her Menopause In An Hour 2 DVD set. In the first disk, Dr. Allmen explains what happens to our bodies during the perimenopause and menopause years that’s attributableContinue Reading

Confused About Menopause Treatment Options? Hear These Docs Explain What The Latest Research Shows

“The NAMS Conference will be an opportunity for me to learn and share with you the latest thinking and recommendations on issues like hormone safety, sexual health, and hot flashes.” Making an informed decision about what menopause treatments will work best for you can be downright frustrating, if not impossible, if you’re counting on websites, celebrity testimonials, and even adviceContinue Reading

Anti-Depressants Can Help Some Women With Hot Flashes…Some of the Time

Finding a non-hormonal remedy for hot flashes, one of the most common and disruptive symptoms of menopause, is the holy grail for women who will try just about anything if there’s even a speck of a chance that it could help reduce their frequency or severity. In recent years, there have been a number of research studies investigating whether antidepressantsContinue Reading

How to Select an Online Canadian Pharmacy: Tips from an Industry Insider

“There are many websites that claim to be legitimate, but if they don’t require script, run the other way!” Gabriel Levitt If you’re taking prescription medicines regularly, say for hormone balancing, or blood pressure, you’ve probably compared prices offered by the big chains like Costco or Walmart with your local pharmacy. But did you also research the cost ofContinue Reading

An Independent Lab Says Not All Menopause Supplements Live Up To Their Label Claims

If you’re trying to get through the menopause transition au naturel, that is, without the help of hormone therapy, you’ve probably tried several over-the-counter  products containing Soy and Red Clover Isoflavones (an estrogen-like plant compound), Black Cohosh or Progesterone cream to help with common symptoms like hot flashes, or insomnia.  But finding a Menopause supplement that works for you canContinue Reading

How To Save Money on Prescription Medicine

Hormone balancing is an expensive proposition. There’s no doubt that hormone therapy and other supplements can put you on an even keel so that you’ll feel normal again. But just how many of us can afford the consultations with medical professionals (Ka-ching!), lab testing (Ka-ching!) and finally, the annual cost of  Hormone Therapy and over-the-counter supplements (Ka-Ching). Even with aContinue Reading