Welcome to The North American Menopause Society’s e-newsletter for expert, unbiased, and timely information about women’s health in menopause and beyond.
Menopause Tries to Go Green
Most pharmacies have a shelf of over-the-counter “natural” products to treat menopause symptoms. And there are many more being hawked on the Internet. It seems plausible that some of these should work--they have stood the test of time. But what is the evidence?
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Get Supplement-Savvy:
Government Guidelines & More
Finally! Some supplement safety information that’s amazingly easy-to-swallow. Learn more here about government guidelines regarding the use of supplements.
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The Vaginal Infection Connection:
Why & How to Treat
Another downside of fluctuating hormones at menopause is the increased possibility of vaginal infections. Learn more about what you might expect here.
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Book Review: A Hot and Bothered History
Want the lowdown on the history of menopause? See our reviewer’s take on Hot and Bothered: Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America by Judith A. Houck. Readers are always urged to read guidebooks developed by NAMS, too. Still browsing? Read more NAMS book reviews.
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The Co-Editors of Menopause Flashes are Elizabeth Contestabile, RNC, BScN, Nurse Educator, Shirley E. Greenberg Women's Health Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, Riverside Campus, Ottawa, ON, Canada; and Marcie K. Richardson, MD, Co-director, Harvard Vanguard Menopause Consultation Service, Boston, MA.

This e-newsletter, developed under the direction of the Consumer Education Committee of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), provides current information, but not specific medical advice. It is not intended to substitute for the judgment of an individual’s healthcare provider. To unsubscribe, send us an e-mail request.
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