Archive for October, 2010

Getting Answers After HRT Linked to High Cancer Risk

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

An ongoing Women’s Health Initiative study released results last week showing postmenopausal women who took a combination of estrogen and progestin therapy had a higher chance of getting aggressive forms of breast cancer and may even be at a higher risk of death because of the disease.

“World News” asked viewers to respond to the Oct. 19 story and they did in the hundreds.

Below are some of the main questions and concerns about hormone replacement therapy and answers from Dr. Marie Savard, an ABC News medical contributor.

What are some of the alternatives to using HRT?

‘Mayo Clinic’s Book of Home Remedies’

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

The Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. It recently was named one of the top hospitals of 2010 by US News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic doctors from every specialty work together to care for patients, united by one philosophy: “The needs of the patient come first.”

Now, the Mayo Clinic has released a book designed to keep you out of the hospital.