JUNE 2004

“In the News” presents one new scientific study each month, often evaluating a particular therapy. An individual decision regarding therapy -- and whether therapy is even necessary -- should be made by a woman, in consultation with her healthcare provider, only after evaluating all the evidence regarding that therapy and other therapy options. This month's story follows.

A new study suggests that aspirin may protect against colorectal cancer.
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Private Part Smarts:
Why Safe Sex is a Menopause Priority
With all the changes taking place throughout the menopause transition, practicing safe sex is one of those things that remain constant -- and critically important. Don’t miss this quick sex-ed update covering unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections throughout midlife and beyond.
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Women vs. Men:
Who’s Losing More to Heart Disease?
While many think of heart disease as a man’s disease, it also happens to be the number one killer of women in North America. Studies have shown that the risks are different for women. The symptoms are different. And so are the specifics about how to keep women’s hearts healthy.
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Put the Squeeze on Urinary Concerns with Kegels
More than half of the women afflicted with stress incontinence can be cured -- by themselves -- simply by performing Kegel exercises on a regular basis. Read on for more about this muscle-building move and its many benefits.
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The Dream Bean:
Try Soy for Hot Flashes
Evidence suggests that eating soy foods may reduce menopause hot flashes. So grab a tofu smoothie and a handful of soy nuts and find out more about this superfood, its secrets, and successes.
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Welcome to Perimenopause Mood Swings
Uh-oh. Cranky for no apparent reason. Bouncing from one extreme to the other. Those sassy symptoms many times attributed to PMS may not disappear along with lost periods during perimenopause. They just might evolve into something a little more intense -- perimenopause mood swings.
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