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Menopause & hormone therapy

Provides information and recent research findings on menopause, hormone therapy, and alternatives. Includes listings of organizations and publications. Provides suggestions on how to communicate with your health provider.

Published: 2003
Menopause guidebook: helping you make informed healthcare decisions at midlife  
http://www.menopause.org/edumaterials/guidebook/mgtoc.html

Addresses only basic information about the menopause experience, and the reader is encouraged to consult other material, as listed in the Additional Resources section.

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Published: 2003
Menopause  
http://www.sogc.org/health/menopause_e.asp

Details what to expect during and after menopause. Describes choices readers can make that will help them to stay happy and healthy.

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Is osteoporosis a menopausal disease?  
www.web.net/~desact/anglais/public/osteo.html

Discusses the confusion about osteoporosis as a disease, the validity of bone density testing as a diagnostic tool, the links between menopause and osteoporosis, and the relationship between normal bone aging and osteoporosis.

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Published: 1998
Pros and cons of hormone therapy: making an informed decision  
www.womenshealthclinic.org/resources/hrt/index.html

Offers a guide to help women make informed decisions about hormone therapy. Provides information about the risks and benefits.

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Published: 2000, 2002, 2004
The challenges of change: the midlife health needs of women with disabilities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/challenges-of-change.pdf

Examines the difficulty in distinguishing the differential impacts of menopause, aging and the effects of a particular disability.

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Published: 2000
Reclaiming menopause: another look at HRT and the medicalization of women's bodies  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39548
Discusses the over-prescribing of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to healthy women. Details the risks of prolonged HRT use, including increasing breast cancer rates. (See Details)
Published: 2002
The wisdom of menopause: creating physical and emotional health and healing during the change
Examines the connection between menopause and a woman's emotional and spiritual life. Stresses how the choices a woman makes now either secure her health and well-being for the rest of her life, or put her future at risk.
Published: 2001
Kava: Piper methysticum  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/kava/index.htm
Provides basic information about the herb kava, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Menopause: a naturopathic approach to the transitional years
Offers natural solutions to menopause and explores current myths surrounding medical treatments.
Published: 1999