Does Testosterone Cause Heart Attacks? A Response To JAMA Study

Dr. Josh Trutt

JAMA published a study today that looked at VA Hospital patients with low testosterone levels. The men were about 62 years old, and were given testosterone replacement therapy for about a year.

New 'Low T' Research

Dr. Erika Schwartz

Surprising new federal research suggests low testosterone isn't the only thing men need to worry about as they age. The female hormone estrogen also plays a role in the same issues tied to "low T" — such as increased body fat and diminished libido, strength, and energy. 

Recent Study Adds to Confusion Over Efficacy of HRT

Dr. Erika Schwartz

The recent study by McMaster University researchers, which found consistent evidence that use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with breast cancer globally, will only increase physician and patient confusion over efficacy of HRT, as it fails to make the all-important distinction between the types of HRT used by women in the group with higher incidence of breast cancer. 

Study by McMaster University Researchers Links HRT and Breast Cancer

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

A study to be published in Jan 2012 Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health by McMaster University researchers have found consistent evidence that use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with breast cancer globally.  This study comes at a time when more women are seeking HRT medication from the doctors to control the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, weight gain and mood swings.

DHEA May Ease Menopausal Symptoms and Boost Sex Life

IMS, Climacteric
A new study suggests low doses of the hormone, DHEA may help relieve menopausal symptoms in women, as well as helping them improve their sex lives.

Vaginal Progesterone Reduces Preterm Birth, Neonatal Morbidity And Mortality In Women With An Asymptomatic Sonographic Short Cervix


A landmark study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) found women with a short cervix treated with vaginal progesterone showed a decreased rate of preterm birth by 42%, and significantly reduced the rate of respiratory distress syndrome and the need for mechanical ventilation, as well as a composite of several complications of premature newborns (e.g. infection, necrotizing enterocolitis, intracranial hemorrhage, etc.).

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Pfizer Settles Prempro Case That Led to $72.6 Million Award

Bloomberg Business Week

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest drugmaker, agreed to settle claims that its menopause drugs caused cancer in three women who won a $72.6 million jury award earlier this week, a lawyer said.

Federal agencies act to remove hCG weight loss products


The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission today took joint action against several companies selling over-the-counter hCG products that falsely and illegally claim to promote weight loss.

Labeled "homeopathic" by the seven companies who received the letters, the products contain human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone produced during pregnancy by cells that form the placenta.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Concerned About Hormone Clinic, Goes Undercover


12/08/2011 3:39 PM KSTP.com

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota went undercover this summer after concerns were raised about a St. Louis Park hormone therapy clinic.

The BBB says it "secret shopped" the company, HRC Medical Center, Inc., a clinic offering bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, to investigate the company's claims and intake processes.



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