The Raging Debate over Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Since the 1960-s, thousands of doctors had proscribed hormone replacement therapy to their women patients for the relief of hot flashes, night sweats, osteoporosis and other symptoms of menopause. Last week they got the worst kind of news when researchers conducting a major medical study concluded that the increased risk of heart disease, breast cancer, blood clots and strokes may actually outweigh the relief of such therapy. We get an in-depth look at the results and hear about the tough decisions now facing women and their doctors from one of the principal investigators of the Women-s Health Initiative study, the program and policy director for the National Women-s Health Network, and the director of the Women-s Health Fellowship at the Mayo Medical School.
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Washington Post

Women-s Health Initiative Study

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

National Women-s Health Information Center

National Women-s Health Network

The Truth about Hormone Replacement Therapy

US Food and Drug Administration

Women-s Health Fellowship




Warren Olney