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Menopause Diminishes Impact of Good Cholesterol

New study shows women more vulnerable to artery hardening during menopause  Hardening of the arteries, typically occurs as the result of high blood pressure, smoking and/or cholesterol. HDL, the “good cholesterol” has well-documented benefits in protecting against the hardening process which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.  Recently, medical professionals have theorized that these benefits …

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Heart Disease: Recognize the Symptoms of a Heart Attack – the No. 1 Killer of Women

While women are constantly hearing how important it is to do breast self-exams and have annual mammograms, heart attack — not breast cancer — is the number one killer of women. So it’s extremely important that we recognize the symptoms of heart attack in women. These symptoms can vary quite dramatically from the major symptoms …

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New Vaccine May Slow Down Progression of Breast Cancer

New Vaccine May Slow Down Progression of Breast Cancer Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have stamped a new breast cancer vaccine as safe for patients with metastatic breast cancer in a small clinical trial. The preliminary evidence published in Clinical Cancer Research demonstrates that the vaccine prepares the patient’s immune system to …

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University Medical Researchers Find Connection Between Estrogen Receptors and Heart Disease in Post-Menopausal Women

University Medical Researchers Find Connection Between Estrogen Receptors and Heart Disease in Post-Menopausal Women Researchers from Western University set out to discover why some women were more prone to heart disease than others. They found that an estrogen receptor, previously shown to regulate blood pressure in women, also plays a role in regulating LDL cholesterol. …

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Hormone Therapy & Heart Disease – KEEPS Study Report

Sometimes it seems the older you get, the more your body becomes like a giant chemistry experiment.  You tweak one thing to feel better, upsetting the apple cart and leading to other issues.  This is never more true than during the menopausal transition, when your hormones careen around the roller coaster track while you hang …

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