How to be healthy at every age
ELLE magazine recently featured a decade-by-decade guide to women's health. Anne Moore, M.D., of the Weill Cornell Breast Center, weighed in on women's health in their 40s. Read the full feature here.
It's time: You're allowed to consider limited hormone-replacement therapy to help with menopause symptoms.
Insomnia, hot flashes, reduced sex drive…. As the Women's Health Initiative hormone-therapy study confirmed, long-term use of combination HRT (with estrogen and progestin) can slightly increase risk of breast cancer. But, says Anne Moore, MD, of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Breast Center, "one to two years is fine if there's no family history of breast cancer."