High Rates of Depression in Perimenopause Explained
Perimenopause is a period of high risk for first-time depression. Why? Probably because levels of monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A), a brain enzyme, are elevated.
Hormone Therapy: Habits of Older Women With Estrogen+ Breast Cancer
Most older women with non-metastatic, estrogen-positive breast cancer initiate recommended treatment with an aromatase inhibitor or tamoxifen, research shows.
Will Venlafaxine Become a First-Line Treatment for Hot Flashes?
Study: the nonhormonal antidepressant venlafaxine was nearly as helpful as low-dose oral estrogen for reducing hot flashes/night sweats in menopausal women.
Managing Menopause, Part 2: Vulvovaginal Atrophy
Vaginal dryness from vulvovaginal atrophy is a troublesome symptom of menopause. The good news: many treatments are available for this low-estrogen condition.
Managing Menopause, Part 1: Vasomotor Symptoms
Menopause symptoms can make some women miserable, sometimes for months or even years at a time. This article discusses vasomotor symptoms and the available options for treatment.
The Decline of the Preferred Approach to Hysterectomy
Vaginal hysterectomies are associated with superior patient outcomes and cost less than other methods of hysterectomy. So why is their rate of use declining?
First Prize Paper Shows Solution for Painful Sex in Breast Cancer Survivors
Vaginal atrophy doesn’t have to be a life sentence of painful sex. New research describes a solution for dyspareunia that can take sex from “painful” to “comfortable.”
Bleeding Patterns and the Menopause Transition
Prolonged bleeding as women transition into menopause is common. Although disconcerting, these changes generally require nothing more than watchful waiting.
The Most Hotly Anticipated Ob/Gyn Research of 2014
New research expected this year will bring about significant changes to clinical practice. Here, society leaders share what’s on their radar for 2014.
New Findings Could Improve Surgical Treatment of Prolapse, SUI
The two widely used surgeries for apical prolapse work equally well for both apical prolapse and stress urinary incontinence two years postsurgery, research shows.