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Women are a rarity in the biological world, since they will spend up to a third or more of their lives after the point where they cease reproductive ability, at menopause. Wen Shen, a menopause expert at Johns Hopkins, says …

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The Women’s Health Initiative was a series of studies looking at interventions to improve the health of women after menopause, and in examining hormone therapy, found an increased risk for breast cancer. Wen Shen, a menopause expert at Johns Hopkins, …

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Oral estrogen products for women in perimenopause and menopause can be associated with a number of negative side effects. That’s according to Wen Shen, a menopause expert at Johns Hopkins. Shen: Oral estrogen therapy can increase c-reactive protein, which is …

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Hormone therapy helps women in both perimenopause and menopause cope with symptoms like hot flashes and sleep interruption, but choosing whether to take hormones is complicated. Wen Shen, a menopause expert at Johns Hopkins, offers some insight. Shen: Estrogen therapy …

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