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Fred Hutch researchers tackle hot flashes

New study finds antidepressant nearly as effective as low-dose estrogen for cutting back hot flash frequency

May 26, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Life in the menopause lane can be a frustrating succession of temperature (and wardrobe) changes as fickle, 50-something bodies flit from one extreme to the other.

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'We need to support our cancer research center, now more than ever'

A Q&A with Obliteride Champ Andrea LaCroix

June 11, 2013 | By Christi Ball Loso

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Women's Health Initiative's landmark hormone replacement research 10 years after

Seminal study found significantly higher risk of heart disease, stroke, breast cancer from combined hormone replacement therapy; as a result, 15,000-20,000 fewer breast cancer cases each year

June 25, 2012 | By Rachel Tompa

July marks the 10th anniversary of the WHI's first publication describing the risks of combination hormone therapy. That paper, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, has singularly changed the face of women's medicine around the world. Researchers estimate that because of the decrease in hormone therapy use following the WHI publication, there have been 15,000-20,000 fewer cases of breast cancer each year in the United States.

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