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Most of my patients for whom I prescribe hormone therapy know that I prefer to prescribe FDA approved transdermal estrogen via a patch, gel or cream rather than oral pills. I love it when an article comes out in a peer-reviewed journal that affirms my choice. A new “you’re right” study was published this March…

This used to be a DuPont mantra. And we all embraced it over the years as we wore synthetic fabric that hugged our bodies in stretch jeans and we took our prescription drugs. According to a recent article in JAMA, we are partaking in the latter more and more. So let me summarize last month’s…

I have on-going discussions with patients who have been on hormone therapy for more than five years as to whether they should continue or stop. There is a valid concern about a potential increase in risk of breast cancer with long term estrogen and progestin therapy. (The use of estrogen only in women who have…

There is an ongoing controversy as to whether hormone therapy is protective of coronary heart disease. If so, whether this makes a difference to coronary protection if the hormone therapy is started in early menopause, begun years after the menopausal transition, or continued for many years. This is an extraordinarily important issue…Coronary heart disease (CHD)…

We all have had dense breasts (although a better word would be “firm”) from puberty into our early 40s. Most women know what I mean… perky comes to mind, and when we actually looked good in a T-shirt without a bra (when we did purchase a bra, we looked for one that was low cut…

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