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Menopause Mondays: Vitamin D and Calcium Controversy

There’s a controversy brewing over your bones. In 2013,  the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that postmenopausal women refrain from taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D, saying little evidence exists that these supplements prevent fractures in healthy women. “There is a tremendous amount of confusion among not only you, but your health care …

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Menopause 101 – Menopause Tests to Talk To Your Specialist About

The days of pass/fail, all-nighters and cramming for tests may be over, but there are certain tests — the medical kind — that we haven’t outgrown. In fact, for women in perimenopause and menopause, these tests could mean the difference between life and death. Please note: This is not intended to be medical advice. Consult …

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Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk Decreases Rapidly After Starting Regular Physical Activity

Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk Decreases Rapidly After Starting Regular Physical Activity Postmenopausal women have been told to use exercise as a means to prevent breast cancer. However little has been known about how often she should exercise, or how long it would continue to work. Researchers at the American Association for Cancer Research recently published …

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