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The New Truth About Menopause

Straight Talk About Treatments and Choices from Two Leading Women Doctors

Carol Landau, Ph.D., and Michele G. Cyr, M.D.

St. Martin's Griffin

Nearly every month brings alarming new headlines about menopause and hormone therapy, leaving millions of women who were taking those hormones or planning to take them unsure of what to do next. Even their doctors don't always know: After all, for years the medical establishment had been saying that hormones protected women against heart attacks and Alzheimer's disease.

Now two distinguished leaders in the field have stepped forward to help women make sense of the latest findings. Drs. Landau and Cyr offer frank, expert advice for women who:

*don't know whether to stop-or start--hormone therapy
*are at risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, or breast cancer
*suffer from disabling hot flashes or mood swings
*want the facts on safe, effective alternatives to hormone treatment

From evaluating new research to assessing their risk factors and goals, this book helps women go beyond the headlines to take charge of their own well-being.

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CHAPTER ONEThe New Truth About Menopause"Don't panic! You will be okay. Let's rethink this." This is the beginning of many conversations we've had with our understandably anxious patients after they saw the alarming front-page headlines in 2002 about the dangers of hormone therapy. The Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a federally funded study, released a statement that it was stopping its trial of estrogen plus progestin because enough data had been collected to conclude that the long-term risks of the hormones outweighed the benefits. The increased risk of breast
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Praise for The New Truth About Menopause

"Landau and Cyr have shed new light on the myths of menopause. The New Truth about Menopause confirms that there is more to midlife than only menopause."
--Diana Taylor RN, Ph.D., co-author of Taking Back the Month: A personalized solution for managing PMS and enhancing your health

"This book is a great resource to help women maintain health and vitality during menopause. Readers are taught about the Stages of Change for enhancing life through behavior change. The latest evidence is provided to help women make informed decisions, including whether hormone therapy is right for them."
--Janice M. Prochaska MSW, Ph.D., President and CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Carol Landau, Ph.D., and Michele G. Cyr, M.D.

  • Carol Landau, Ph.D., and Michele Cyr, M.D, are prominent authorities on women's health who teach at Brown Medical School. They co-authored the award-winning Complete Book of Menopause and wrote "The Doctors Are In" column in McCall's Magazine for seven years.
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The New Truth About Menopause

Straight Talk About Treatments and Choices from Two Leading Women Doctors

Carol Landau, Ph.D., and Michele G. Cyr, M.D.

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St. Martin's Griffin

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