Womens Health


Recent Research on Estrogen and Alzheimer’s Disease

“People think it’s an old-age person’s disease. It’s like cancer was 25 years ago: You didn’t mention the C word. Cancer activists have done an excellent job of destigmatizing it, putting it…

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What are “Normal” Estrogen Levels in Women?

Estrogen is a powerhouse hormone in a woman’s body. It plays an essential role in sexual development, the reproductive system, the immune system, and overall health. While there are medically normal ranges…

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How to Find a Menopause Doctor

Menopause happens to all women at some point in their lives. Even though it is a normal and natural process, there is still a gap in knowledge surrounding menopause — nearly half…

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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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Should I Get Pelvic Exams if I Have No Ovaries?

We had an excellent question from a participant who has the KRAS-variant and had chosen to have her ovaries removed. She asked her OB/GYN if she still needed to have pelvic exams…

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