Women who need healthcare services related to issues arising during menopause need to scrutinize providers carefully, Elizabeth Tracey reports
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Seeking a healthcare center that not only provides services related to issues that arise during menopause but also educates women about them is critical, Johns Hopkins menopause expert Wen Shen says.
Shen: Patient education is so important because there’s so much misinformation out there, especially centered around menopause. And in fact Forbes magazine and Wall Street Journal both has articles about the fact that menopause is now a 6 billion dollar business because entrepreneurs realize that there are so many postmenopausal women in the United States and most of us are gainfully employed, with insurance, so they want in on that money. :32
Shen has joined forces with experts in heart, bone, nutrition and mental health to address issues related to menopause and dispel myths. She hopes this comprehensive approach will be adopted widely and allow women to make healthy, informed choices. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.