Go-To Guide for Clinical Care of Midlife Women
Look no further: The North American Menopause Society has issued recommendations that offer the latest information for managing a woman's health through menopause.
High Estradiol Levels Linked to Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Ever notice a postmenopausal patient has a high estradiol level on lab tests? It may be an indicator that she's at risk for a sudden cardiac arrest.
GSM: Little Acronym, Big Impact
Improving patient-doctor communication is the goal of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), the new name for vaginal atrophy and other menopause symptoms.
More Potassium, Less Risk of Stroke in Older Women
Ob/Gyns can help protect the health of postmenopausal women by reinforcing the message that micronutrients are important, especially in women as they age.
Postmenopausal Women Don't Need Much Testosterone
New research from Australia has found that only small doses of testosterone are needed to raise testosterone back to premenopause levels in postmenopausal women.
Bras or No Bras for Breast Health?
Just in case your patients ever ask, wearing a bra is in no way associated with breast cancer risk.
New Name for Vulvovaginal Atrophy
Vulvovaginal atrophy, or atrophic vaginitis, is now being called "genitourinary syndrome of menopause," or GSM, according to experts.
Osteoporosis Drugs Good for Bones but Not Breast Cancer Prevention
Bisphosphonates offer women no protection against breast cancer but do help prevent fractures related to osteoporosis.
Open Hysterectomies More Deadly Than Power Morcellation, Says AAGL
Eradicating morcellators is riskier than using them, says the AAGL in a statement for why these minimally invasive devices should not be abandoned.
Women Seem to Benefit From Acupuncture for Hot Flashes
Although the "why" remains unknown, a meta-analysis concludes that acupuncture provides relief from hot flashes related to menopause.