Tag Archives: menopausal

Women are getting fewer mammograms

September 4, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A study by the Mayo Clinic has found that fewer women in their 40s are getting screening mammograms since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that screening mammograms start at age 50 instead of 40. Mayo Clinic researchers found that screening mammography rates for women aged 40 to 49 […]

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Magnesium and hot flashes

August 11, 2012

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by Dr. Jonathan Psenka —  Hot flashes are one of the most common and irritating conditions experienced by women. They often occur when women are going through menopause and are frequently encountered as an unpleasant side effect of breast cancer therapy. Anti-estrogen drugs such as Arimidex and Tamoxifen are notable promoters of hot flashes. The […]

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Some heartfelt thoughts on menopause

July 25, 2012

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Dr. Shelley Crombach —  There are many different psychological symptoms related to menopause. It is important for women to recognize them and remain educated about how we can improve our mental health during this time. Menopause often is viewed as a negative or “disease-like” process, rather than the natural life progression that it is. By […]

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Health updates: Hot flashes and chocolate

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding a new study on acupuncture and hot flashes, and healthy limits for chocolate. Acupuncture beats drug to treat hot flashes Acupuncture works as well as Effexor, a drug commonly used to combat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms that can accompany breast cancer treatment. In fact, the benefits of […]

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