Menopausal Health, Hormone Replacement Therapy

The Female Patient Special: Our Karen Giblin, Dr. Elizabeth Vliet Join in 'The Buzz on Bioidenticals

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Oprah, celebrities, and others all claim to communicate the truth about bioidentical hormones, but what do medical experts say? As a medical journal for ObGyns, we (The Female Patient journal) have the facts in our patient magazine for women titled “The Buzz on Bioidenticals,” and available free online here. This magazine is an educational service developed by The Female Patient®, the Red Hot Mamas®, and Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD, and supported by an educational grant from Ascend Therapeutics, Inc.

Menopause Symptoms May Come Back After Stopping Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Some women who use a combination of estrogen and progestin to control the symptoms of menopause might find symptoms return when they stop the hormones, according to the latest findings from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a major clinical trial of the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Controversies in Hormone Replacement Therapy: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?

I want to begin by spending some time looking at the WHI (Women's Health Initiative) because we have a problem in this country, and that stems from the fact that when you hear in the media, and at this point this is not just the media that is responsible for this with the WHI, it was the responsibility of the authors of the study who fed the media the information.

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