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Menopause and mental health

May is mental health awareness month, so this month we want to talk about menopause and mental health. Did you know that depression in women doubles around menopause?1,2 While most people know…

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What are the First Signs of Menopause?

The first signs of menopause are the symptoms women experience during a period called perimenopause, which can start up to 10 years before menopause. Since menopause is defined by not having a…

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Breast cancer risk factors

Last month, we looked at two different types of genetic variants: BRCA variants and the KRAS-variant. Both BRCA and KRAS are pathogenic variants that are linked to an increased risk of breast…

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Menopause: a condition that 100% of women will experience, yet so few of us feel comfortable talking about. Let’s start with Perimenopause… Did you know that women in their 40s (and some…

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International Women’s Day Profile: Dr. Joanne Weidhaas

Here at MiraKind, we’re constantly inspired by the amazing women who surround us; whether it is scientists and doctors working on our research, or the strong and empowered women who are facing complex health challenges with dignity and grace.

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HRT and The KRAS-Variant

While there are many factors to consider before taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), understanding your genetic profile can prove invaluable in your decision-making process. Joanne Weidhaas, MD, PhD, and her colleagues published…

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