Hormone Therapy

Menopause Hormone Therapy Overview

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Menopause Hormone Therapy Overview

The widespread popularity of hormone therapy in the United States is a triumph of marketing over science and advertising over common sense. Drug companies and many health care providers view menopause as a disease to be treated.

Non-Hormonal Alternatives For Menopausal Symptoms

By NWHN Staff | Nov 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Non-Hormonal Alternatives For Menopausal Symptoms

The much-belated Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) data have patently discredited two popular post-Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) theories (the “timing hypothesis” and the “bioidentical Hormone Therapy is better than synthetic Hormone Therapy” argument).

Public Health or Private Profit?

By Cindy Pearson | Sep 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Public Health or Private Profit?

What the heck is an estrogen-promotion article doing in the American Journal of Public Health?  That’s what I asked myself a few weeks ago when the “The Mortality Toll of Estrogen Avoidance” was published in the influential periodical produced by the American Public Health Association (APHA).1

Challenging Unproven Medicine and Saving Lives

By Amy Allina | Jul 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Challenging Unproven Medicine and Saving Lives

You would think that the medical establishment would rejoice and celebrate this historic public health achievement: science giving women and their health care providers information that we can use to guide our behavior in a way that dramatically improves our health and saves lives. But, in the case of the WHI, you’d be wrong.

The Network Recognized by the National Breast Cancer Coalition

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2012 | Comments Off on The Network Recognized by the National Breast Cancer Coalition

We are thrilled that the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) recently honored the Network with its Grassroots Activism Award for our success in reducing the incidence of breast cancer! The Network’s longtime advocacy — including our members’ and supporters’ activism —challenged the widespread use of hormone therapy and led to this important accomplishment.

Menopause, Hormone Therapy, & Aging Skin-Is There a Connection?

By Cindy Pearson | Jul 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Menopause, Hormone Therapy, & Aging Skin-Is There a Connection?

Menopause hormone therapy (HT) offers probably the biggest example in modern medicine where enthusiasm for a drug’s reputed benefit trumped existing supporting science. As we’ve said before, menopause hormone “replacement” therapy was a triumph of marketing over science. 

Ghostwritten Articles Helped Sell Hormones

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Nov 26, 2009 | Comments Off on Ghostwritten Articles Helped Sell Hormones

If you or your mother became menopausal between the 1960s and 90s, you know that most women were pressured to take hormones from their first hot flash until their death. A friend joked that all women would be clutching a vial of Premarin on their death-beds. Joking aside, all Network members should be proud to be part of the only national membership organization that consistently opposed estrogen for disease prevention.

Harmless Hormones? Bah, Humbug!

By Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Sep 1, 2004 | Comments Off on Harmless Hormones? Bah, Humbug!

Do you need your hormones ‘balanced?’ Some alternative doctors are promoting hormone cocktails to cure what ails you, and if you think nothing ails you, well, maybe that’s just your haywire hormones talking.