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What to do about hormone replacement therapy


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Hormone replacement therapy, which is estrogen with or without a progestin, is used by more than 13 million post-menopausal woman in the United States. Its use became popular with the release of Dr. Robert Wilson's book, "Feminine Forever," in 1966. Around that time, the benefits of HRT were starting to be noticed by pharmacists and physicians. Women were told HRT would give them relief from the symptoms of menopause. Since then, one of the most popular drugs has become Premarin, which contains estrogen from pregnant mares' urine. Last year about 45 million prescriptions for Premarin were f...

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