Hormone Replacement Therapy


Guests:

Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD
* Member, Data Safety Monitoring Board, Women's Health Initiative
* Professor and Chief, Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Deborah Grady, MD, MPH
* Director, UCSF Mount Zion Women's Health Clinical Research Center
* Professor, Medicine Professor and vice chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics University of California, San Francisco

Marcie Richardson, MD
* Member, Board of Trustees North American Menopause Society
* Practicing OB/Gyn
* Co-director, Menopause Consultation Service Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Boston, Massachusetts

Citing an increased risk for invasive breast cancer, researchers at the Women's Health Initiative recently halted a large clinical trial of the most commonly-used hormone combination by menopausal women. In this hour, we'll look at the science of hormone replacement therapy—what do we really know about the risks and benefits of HRT?

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