Tag: menopause

Severe Hot Flashes a Burden to Women, Society

Severe menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS) are significantly associated with lower work productivity, lower levels of health status, and greater use of healthcare resources. Jennifer Whitely, EdD, from Pfizer Inc, New York City, and colleagues report results from the 2010 US National Health and Wellness Survey online February 11 in Menopause. The study adds to our understanding of the…

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Study Links Relaxation Method to Reduced Hot Flashes

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  • November, 30 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although studies of the effects of relaxation techniques on menopause symptoms have yielded mixed results so far, a new report from Sweden comes down in favor of the approach as an alternative to hormone therapy. Postmenopausal women trained to relax before and during the onset of hot flashes cut the…

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Timing of Physical Activity Key to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

June 25, 2012 — It is increasingly well-established that physical activity may reduce the risk for breast cancer; now a new study indicates that the timing and extent of exercise are key to gaining benefit. According to the study, published online June 25 in Cancer, any level of physical activity during the reproductive and postmenopausal years appeared to…

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Women at Midlife and Beyond Have Unique Health Needs

Troy Brown conducting: An Expert Interview With Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN Editor’s note: Women at midlife have health issues that go far beyond hot flashes and symptoms of menopause. Many women find symptoms of menopause, which include hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal atrophy, to be quite bothersome, whereas other women barely notice…

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