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Hot Flashes

A study has found a correlation between getting hot flashes early—between 40 and 53—and having a higher risk for heart disease. While the study was limited in racial diversity, it did control for other factors that can negatively impact heart health, leaving hot flashes as their own distinct warning signal. What’s a hot flash? It’s […]

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A new study of 1400 women reveals that menopause can last between 5-14 years*, meaning traditional short-term advice by doctors may not be ideally suited. (*Asian women got off easiest, averaging 5 years, followed by white women at 7 years, Hispanic women at 9 years, and African American women at 10 years. Women whose temperature […]

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Since the early 2000s, we’ve known that hormone therapy to treat menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats carries some big risks, including an increased risk for breast cancer and heart disease. Even so, doctors have still continued to push hormone therapy as the most effective option. But is it? Studies have actually found […]

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