Menopause News Flash: How Hormone Replacement Therapy Affects Your Gallbladder

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Menopause News Flash
NEWS YOU CAN USE

Taking estrogen pills increases a menopausal woman’s risk of needing gallbladder surgery to treat complications of gallstones, according to a new French study. Patches and gels, however, don’t increase the risk of gallstones.

Bottom’s up! Sipping green tea and coffee regularly can lower your risk of having a stroke, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Women who work night shifts have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a new study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Night owls may also be at a higher risk than are morning larks.

Put down the ice cream! Patients who consume high-fat dairy products following breast cancer diagnosis increase their chances of dying from the disease years later, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente researchers.


THE LIGHTER SIDE

Save the date! Ellen will be holding her first Menopause MondaysTM Google+ hangout on April 1 at 5 pm PST/ 8 pm EST. Not yet following Ellen? Add her to your circles now!

Attention, men! We want to know: What do men think of menopause? To help clue us in, please fill out this short survey about how menopause impacts your life as a man. Don’t worry, you can remain anonymous!

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After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

6 Comments

  1. SHELLEY R ZUREK

    March 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I have been trying to cut out diet coke. Apparently I need to pick up the habit of coffee and green tea!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      March 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks for visiting and commenting Shelley. Even though it has the word “diet” in it, it isn’t going to shrink our waistlines unfortunately! I would think coffee and tea is a better substitute than diet coke.

  2. Lori Lavender Luz

    March 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Nice to know I’m (mostly) on the right track!

    Thanks for keeping us up to day on women’s health issues.

    • Ellen Dolgen

      March 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Well thank you Lori for stopping by and for the nice comment. We can’t be too hard on ourselves to be on a “right track” all the time. No one is perfect. I give you a standing ovation and round of applause for being “mostly on the right track”. Keep it up!

  3. carol (middle-aged-diva)

    March 23, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Good grief…no end to it!

  4. Maryl

    March 23, 2013 at 2:18 am

    So much to know and so much that can b contradictory. Ellen, what is your take on bioidentical hormones? Sorry if you have already covered this topic.

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