Menopause News Flash: HRT Prevents Joint Pain During Menopause

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Menopause News Flash


Estrogen therapy can decrease joint pain after menopause, according to a new study published in Menopause.

Having a hysterectomy? Women who have undergone surgically induced menopause at an early age experience a decline in cognitive function and possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research from Harvard Medical School.

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new chemotherapy drug that is designed to be less harmful to young women’s fertility.

Get squished… next year! For women ages 50 to 74, screening for breast cancer every two years is as beneficial as having yearly mammograms, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Bi-annual screenings yield fewer false positives—even in menopausal women on HRT.




Hang out with Ellen! She will be holding her first Menopause MondaysTM Google+ hangout on April 1 at 8pm EST with genConnect. Get your menopause questions ready. No topic is too hot to discuss! Add her to your circles now!

Tune in: On April 9 at 10am EST Ellen will be on “January Jones Sharing Success Stories” at

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


Your last chance to win: The sisterhood recommends Stem Cell Worx Intraoral Spray. Enter to win the spray (a $65 value) now! Hurry—this is the last week to enter!


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.

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