Growth Hormone -The Rejuvenation Hormone

Growth Hormone (GH ) is one of many endocrine hormones, like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone,  Melatonin and DHEA, that all decline in production as we age. Hormones are tiny chemical messengers continuously secreted in the bloodstream in order to regulate the activities of the vital systems of the body. The word “hormone” is derived from a […]

US Prevention Panel Recommends Against Drug Hormone Therapy

The US Preventive Services Task Force has recently reviewed the past ten years of research on the use of Pharmaceutical Hormone Therapy. The  analysis, published Monday, May 28, 2012, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, combines the results of nine previous clinical trials and found that women taking synthetic estrogen or a combination of synthetic […]

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations

Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force May 2012  Recommendations: Ann Intern Med E-466published ahead of print May 28, 2012 Background: Menopausal hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions is currently not recommended because of its adverse effects. Purpose: To update evidence about the effectiveness of hormone […]

Mammograms Over Diagnose Cancer by 15-25%

Mammography might not be appropriate for use in breast cancer screening because it cannot distinguish between progressive and nonprogressive cancer,” said Mette Kalager, M.D., lead author of new research linking mammograms to significant overdiagnosis of breast cancer. The new research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) suggests that routine mammography screening — long viewed as […]

Peri-Menopause: Hormonal Chaos! (Patient Stories: Danielle; Age 51)

This is the story of my patient Danielle. When she first came to see me she was 51years old and had been experiencing “Peri-Menopause.” This is the period of hormonal chaos that occurs before a woman’s monthly periods finally stop. It usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 55. Technically, a woman is not […]

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