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Menopause and Scoliosis

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Author:
Menopause Online Staff

You wouldn’t think going through menopause might require scoliosis treatment, but for many, going through menopause is tough.  Dealing with night sweats, sudden hot flashes, moodiness, and being depressed are just a few of the symptoms to look forward to.  Add another gem to the list of ailments: scoliosis.  As we age, we lose bone […]

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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals suffers a reverse in the Little Rock breast cancer case

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Monday, March 10th, 2008
Author:
Menopause Online Staff

…. when a federal jury said the drug company was liable to the tune of $19.3 million. The drugs in question are Premarin, which is an estrogen replacement, and Prempro, which is a combination of estrogen and progestin. Wyeth has previously been sued for Premarin and Prempro and the results of these lawsuits have been […]

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Barbara Seaman, Patients Rights Advocate, death blamed on Premarin

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Saturday, March 1st, 2008
Author:
Menopause Online Staff

Female patients’ rights advocate Barbara Seaman, 72, has died of complications related to lung cancer Wednesday at her home in Manhattan. Her oncologist blamed her death on the replacement hormone drug Premarin, which was prescribed to alleviate symptoms of her menopause. Barbara Seaman’s first book, The Doctors’ Case Against the Pill, has triggered debate and […]

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Wyeth Not Liable in Premarin and Prempro Hormone Replacement Therapy Case

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Friday, February 1st, 2008
Author:
Menopause Online Staff

A federal appeals court Thursday upheld a jury’s finding that Wyeth (NYSE:WYE PR) (NYSE:WYE) Pharmaceuticals wasn’t liable in the case of a Little Rock woman who got breast cancer after taking the company’s hormone-replacement therapy. Helene Rush sued the company’s parent, Wyeth, in 2005, accusing the New Jersey drug maker of negligence in its Premarin […]

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FDA Censures Compounding Pharmacies

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Sunday, January 13th, 2008
Author:
Menopause Online Staff

A 2002 landmark study found that HRT drugs may raise a woman’s risk of heart attack, stroke or breast cancer which prompted may woman to stop. Many instead became interested in bio-identical hormones. Compounding pharmacies emerged as a preferred supply of these hormones. But then, according to the FDA, they started making false claims online. […]

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Alternative to Premarin and Provera

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Sunday, November 4th, 2007
Author:
Menopause Online Staff

Natural Woman, Natural Menopause, Benefits of bio-identical Plant Derived Hormones, Safe Alternativs to premarin and Provera, nutritional Guides, and More Those desiring alternatives to standard hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause will find useful information in each of these books. All explain menopausal symptoms, current HRT treatment and side effects, the importance of particular hormones, […]

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Ginko, Memory and Menopause

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
Author:
Menopause Online Staff

Poor memory in menopause is one condition for which ginkgo biloba is well worth trying. In Germany ginkgo biloba is one of the top selling products among all medicines — not just herbs! Purposes for which ginkgo is used include general brain insufficiency (memory, blood circulation), cold hands and feet, Alzheimer’s disease, tinnitus, depression, eye […]

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Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
Author:
Menopause Online Staff

Countless women find that alternatives to HRT are effective in relieving night sweats and hot flushes as well as the mood swings and depression associated with the menopause. Last year, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists gave warning that many herbal remedies and supplements with purported benefits have not been properly tested and may […]

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Bioidentical HRT Lozenges Suspected of Causing Cancer

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Monday, August 20th, 2007
Author:
Menopause Online Staff

Bio identical HRT Lozenges made by compounding pharmacies and marketed as safer and natural have been linked to cancer. At the university of NSW in Australia 3 cases were uncovered of women taking the lozenges developing endometrial cancer.  They were 54, 59 and 71 years old repetively. HRT use has dropped in the US by […]

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – Good or Bad?

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
Author:
Menopause Online Staff

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could be harmful, notably increasing the risk of heart attacks and breast cancer.  Are there alternatives? See The Great Debate Over Hormone Replacement Therapy/

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