Join NWHN to Defend the FDA!

It happened: Scott Gottlieb is now FDA Commissioner Gottlieb. We’re officially living under Trump’s FDA. The Network has spoken out about what Donald Trump might do with the FDA. It’s now time to fight extra hard to maintain a strong FDA that treats women fairly and protects consumers from harm. This why we need you … Continued

Clues, Confirmations, and Questions About Hot Flashes

Women who experience hot flashes for years or even decades after their final menstrual period have one burning (!) question: when will they end? Well, depends on who you ask: in the past, doctors often said hot flashes (officially, menopausal vasomotor symptoms), would last maybe six months to two years. Lately, updated clinical guidelines put … Continued

Thanks A Million – 17.6 Million to be Exact!

It’s the week of Thanksgiving – which has me thinking about the million reasons I have to be thankful. So on behalf of everyone at the National Women’s Health Network, I want to thank you for your generous support. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for all you have done … Continued

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). As a result, menopausal women suffering from hot flashes and night sweats now have an even greater impetus to find … Continued

Challenging Unproven Medicine and Saving Lives

When the U.S. government invests more than $600 million in the largest study of older women ever conducted… And, the study yields such definitive results that the scientists providing ethical oversight for the research decide that it should be halted years early because the questions it was designed to answer have been clearly and solidly … Continued

What Can the Women’s Health Initiative Tell Us About How to Age Healthfully? Low Fat Diet, Hormone Therapy & Calcium: Which One Works, and for What? (Part II)

This multi-part series explores the background behind the establishment of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and the major findings for women’s health on the benefits of various interventions. Part I addresses the WHI’s background and describes findings on low fat diets. This section looks at what we’ve learned from the WHI about menopause hormone therapy … Continued