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Health · Menopause

New From NAMS: Restoring Youth to Ovaries?

By Wulf H. Utian, M.D., Ph.D.
Wulf Utian, M.D.

A big day at NAMS with plenty of exciting new information. In the keynote lecture, “Ovarian Aging—Can Science Turn Back the Clock?”, John Tilly, Ph.D., presented compelling evidence that germ stem cells in the ovary maintain the capability in young mice to be converted into new eggs.

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General Medical · Health · Menopause

Special Report From NAMS: The Impact of High-Tech Imaging On Surgical Choices

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.,

High-tech imaging techniques such as ultrasound, CT, and MRI allow physicians to see structures more clearly and precisely. This information may have an impact on treatment protocols for conditions such as ovarian cysts, endometrial thickening, and small tumor deposits in the breast that often are not detected by mammography or palpation.

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Lifestyle · News

Milestones and Change at Women’s Voices for Change

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen

On Aug. 19, 2011, we posted our entry No. 2,000. This was a big milestone for “the little site that could,” created by a handful of women who committed ourselves to changing the perception of menopausal women. The next stage is even more exciting than what we've achieved thus far.

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September is Menopause Awareness Month.

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
I began to focus on the menopausal transition in 1991, when Gail Sheehy asked me to consult with her on her book The Silent Passage. What an incredible and unique opportunity. This month, known nationally as Menopause Awareness Month, is a good time to reflect on what the New Menopause really means. Back then, I was 42 and newly menopausal.…
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Bio-Identical Hormone Viral Outbreaks

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
If I worked at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, I would ask to be put in charge of monitoring the financially and self-promotion-driven epidemics of “BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE SURGE,”  a phenomenon that pops up about every 18 months. These epidemics are marked by short-term visibility with a new book, usually by the facially altered medical expert and former…
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