February 18, 2013 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Elizabeth Poynor, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen likes to be a collaborative physician. Here, she asks Dr. Elizabeth Poynor, a gynecologic oncologist, to tackle a frequently asked question about what a patient should do when she needs to take a progestin, but her body can’t tolerate it.Read More »
January 21, 2013 by Patricia Allen
Patricia Yarberry Allen, publisher of Women’s Voices for Change, is director of the Menopause Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Here, she takes on the question “If everything is normal on my exams, doc, why do I feel so bad?”Read More »
July 12, 2012 by Patricia Allen
There is hope for women in the menopausal transition who are hot hot hot in the summer. Patients have lost patience. They don’t want to hear about cold water and cold cloths. Many doctors act as if low-dose, short-term systemic hormone therapy has a risk profile like that of heroin. It’s TIME for some balance here, people!Read More »
June 13, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change
This week, bloggers payed homage to the little black jacket, specifically the Chanel version, synthesized the recent news on hormone replacement therapy, offered tips on short-term bond investments, gave a shout-out to Judge Marilyn Milian, and anticipated the release of a documentary on rape in the U.S. military.Read More »
February 21, 2012 by Patricia Allen
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
My gynecologist says that with my level of vaginal thickening, if I want to stay on systemic hormone therapy I need a hysterectomy. What should I do?Read More »
October 30, 2011 by Lauri Romanzi, M.D.
By By Lauri Romanzi, M.D., F.C.O.G.
Hormones—always a hotspot when it comes to science reporting in the lay press—sparked yet another over-interpretation of a medical study in this month’s issue of the journal Menopause.Read More »
September 20, 2011 by Patricia Allen
by Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Wulf H. Utian, M.D., founder of the North American Menopause Society, has recently published a small, well-organized manual for women who want information about menopause that is straightforward and easy to understand, with the fitting title, Change Your Menopause.Read More »
September 13, 2011 by Patricia Allen
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. If I shouldn’t be taking either hormones or calcium supplements, what can I do to prevent osteoporosis?Read More »
May 23, 2011 by Patricia Allen
Dear Dr. Pat, After having a hysterectomy I am suffering from depression, low energy and forgetfulness.Read More »
April 11, 2011 by Holly Andersen
January 31, 2011 by Patricia Allen
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
More disturbing news about the risks of hormone therapy and breast cancer–in stark contrast to the marketing barrage from the “bio-identical hormone” industry.Read More »
December 9, 2010 by Patricia Allen
By Patricia Yarberry Allen
Now they say estrogen supplements reduce breast cancer? Dr. Pat explains the new findings, and what still needs to be proven.Read More »
November 7, 2010 by Patricia Allen
November 4, 2009 by Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Bioidentical is not a scientific term. It is a term made up by savvy market research gurus to describe certain plant-derived hormones distributed by compounding pharmacies. The use of the word” bioidentical” is brilliant. It’s catchy. It sounds “natural.” It sounds like something different than a hormone product produced and distributed by commercial pharmacies. Promoters [...]Read More »
June 27, 2009 by Patricia Allen
Dear Dr. Pat, I read your medical advice to menopausal women, and I have a sense that you are not a big fan of hormone therapy. I am now forty-nine years old, and my last period was two years ago. I am very healthy and try to find the best information I can to make [...]Read More »