Study: Estrogen therapy avoidance possible factor in nearly 50,000 deaths

07/22/2013 | HealthDay News · CBS News

A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that avoidance of estrogen hormonal therapy was a possible factor in the deaths of almost 50,000 women who had hysterectomies and experienced menopausal symptoms over the past decade. Researchers analyzed U.S. Census data and found that the use of hormone therapy fell significantly after the publication of the 2002 U.S. Women's Health Initiative Study, which linked estrogen-progestin combination therapy to higher risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and blood clots. "Sadly, the media, women, and health care providers did not appreciate the difference between [estrogen-only and estrogen-plus-progestin] hormone therapy," said health expert Dr. Philip Sarrel.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News · CBS News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Chief Financial Officer
B. E. Smith
Miramar, FL
Director of ASO Department
Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington-or could be in Nashville, TN, KY
Claims Director
PacificSource
Springfield, OR
Mgr NGS Provider Enrollment (I)
National Government Services - WellPoint
Harrisburg, PA
NGS Provider Enrollment Rep
National Government Services - WellPoint
Harrisburg, PA