Education intervention with residents improves understanding of transgender issues
(Boston University Medical Center) The term 'transgender' has made its way into mainstream media, but for many physicians, or physicians-in-training, who do not typically treat transgender patients, transgender medicine is still a mystery. Joshua Safer, MD, FACP, endocrinologist at Boston Medical Center and his colleague conducted an intervention with physician resident trainees and found that by providing education about transgender identity, the residents' knowledge and willingness to assist with hormonal therapy increased significantly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - August 6, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival with Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer Chemotherapy, Hormones, Prostate Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compassion and Empathy at the End of Life: Advanced Care Planning Takes a Giant Step Forward
On July 8, 2015, Medicare took a significant step towards helping people make the right decisions for their care by proposing to pay in 2016 for physicians who spend at least 30 minutes discussing and documenting patient preferences and values at the end of life that may be used to guide decisions for Advanced Directives. This proposal which is part of the proposed rules for 2016 physician reimbursement is now open for public comment. Because this part of the 2016 physician payment program has widespread support, I expect it to be written into the final rule. This will help physicians focus on the patient's desires and bel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GoodLife menopause guide: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

GoodLife menopause guide: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

Menopause: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

Oregon Medicaid sex-change policy attracts conservative media attention
An Oregon Medicaid policy enacted a year ago created a mini-firestorm of coverage over the weekend, starting with a report on Fox News’ Politics site and on the air. The policy in question is sex-change operations for minors. The Health Evidence Review Commission approved coverage for last August for cross-sex hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery, effective in January. The age of medical consent in Oregon is 15, which was the subject of several stories. The Fox News report said Oregon’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon Medicaid sex-change policy attracts conservative media attention
An Oregon Medicaid policy enacted a year ago created a mini-firestorm of coverage over the weekend, starting with a report on Fox News’ Politics site and on the air. The policy in question is sex-change operations for minors. The Health Evidence Review Commission approved coverage for last August for cross-sex hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery, effective in January. The age of medical consent in Oregon is 15, which was the subject of several stories. The Fox News report said Oregon’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 13, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - July 7, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

‘Watchful Waiting’ Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 7, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Sugar and Spice: Gender Bias Evident in Growth-Hormone Therapy Sugar and Spice: Gender Bias Evident in Growth-Hormone Therapy
Boys are three times as likely as girls to receive growth hormone for short stature of unknown cause in the US, most likely due to referral or treatment bias of parents and clinicians. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 22, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

'Female Viagra' -- Libido Liberation or Gender Hype?
Is this new drug flianserin really the "female Viagra," or is it just a drug that empowers women to talk about gender discrimination? The FDA advisory committee has recently recommended approval of the still-experimental drug flibanserin (also known as Addyi) to help sexual dysfunction in women. After this action has generated many opinions about achieving gender equality for women, getting the FDA to approve a "female Viagra," and even prompted arguments that the FDA has been practicing gender discrimination, let's look at some of the facts and what it means for each of us today. An illness, hypoactiv...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese Older Women Stuck With Higher Breast Cancer Risk? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Losing weight didn't lower risk. Neither did hormone therapy (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - June 13, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Caitlyn Jenner and how hormone therapy enables a man to become a woman
The video was produced by Washington-based American Chemical Society and details how hormones are used in the body, and they are manipulated during gender transition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
Title: Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/3/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/4/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 4, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

All Men Should Avoid This Diet…
Most doctors will tell you to avoid unhealthy crash diets. It’s not rocket science. Desperate weight-loss tactics, such as skipping meals, extreme low-calorie diets or taking strenuous exercise with little fuel in your body, are perhaps the most useless ways of trying to get back into shape. That’s because if you repeatedly gain and lose weight you will end up with a slower metabolism, which makes it easier for your body to gain weight and harder to lose it in the future. I see many victims of crash dieting in my wellness clinic – and in a minute I’m going to reveal a great Italian secret to losing ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Men's Health Weight Loss diet fat loss testosterone Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory
Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormones Soon After Menopause Do Not Affect CognitionHormones Soon After Menopause Do Not Affect Cognition
Receiving hormone therapy for up to 4 years after the last menstrual period did not improve cognition but did alleviate some mood symptoms. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - June 3, 2015 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

No improvement in cognition with post-menopausal hormones
Menopausal hormone therapy given to recently postmenopausal women in the US for up to four years does not improve cognition, but may have some positive benefits for some mood symptoms, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - May 31, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pfizer's Ibrance drug slows progression of breast cancer
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Phase III trial of Pfizer Inc's Ibrance showed that, in combination with hormone therapy, the drug more than doubled the duration of disease control for women with the most common type of breast cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 30, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having a baby re-wires a woman's brain for LIFE: Surge in pregnancy hormones alters the effect of HRT and raises the risk of Alzheimer's
The study by the University of British Columbia found motherhood permanently alters the brain and its response to hormone therapy later during the menopause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Title: Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal BleedingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - May 19, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study foundSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Blockade for Prostate Cancer Patients...
Before we completely abandon the concept of doing hormone therapy with surgery, let's look at the research. (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - May 16, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 15, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Urology, News, Source Type: news

Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer Chemotherapy, Hormones, Prostate Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASCO: Chemo-ADT Combo Still Winning in Prostate Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Yet another report of survival improvement with upfront docetaxel plus hormonal therapy. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - May 14, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Title: Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/13/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemo Upfront Ups Survival in Advanced Prostate CancerChemo Upfront Ups Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
The largest randomized trial ever conducted in prostate cancer has shown a survival benefit from adding chemotherapy upfront to hormonal therapy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Urology, News, Source Type: news

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormones, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Androgen deprivation therapy may lead to cognitive impairment in prostate cancer patients
Cognitive impairment can occur in cancer patients who are treated with a variety of therapies, including radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. After chemotherapy treatment it is commonly called "chemo brain." Signs of cognitive impairment include forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, problems recalling information, trouble multi-tasking and becoming slower at processing information. The number of people who experience cognitive problems following cancer therapy is broad, with an estimate range of 15 to 70 percent. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
Title: Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair ThinkingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/12/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Moffitt researchers say androgen deprivation therapy may lead to cognitive impairment
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) Cognitive impairment can occur in cancer patients who are treated with a variety of therapies, including radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. After chemotherapy treatment it is commonly called 'chemo brain.' Signs of cognitive impairment include forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, problems recalling information, trouble multi-tasking and becoming slower at processing information. The number of people who experience cognitive problems following cancer therapy is broad, with an estimate range of 15 to 70 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sandra Lee Wants Young Women To Get Mammograms. Should They?
Sandra Lee, the celebrity chef and author, announced Tuesday that she has breast cancer. She did so during a tearful, emotionally powerful interview on “Good Morning America” -- to talk about her diagnosis and her treatment, and to offer advice. She wants all women to get breast cancer screening, even at young ages. "Girls in 20s and their 30s just have to know,” Lee, 48, said. “And I don't want women to wait. And that's why I'm talking. … If it saves one person, and makes one more person go get a mammogram, and if they're sitting down right now watching this, don't watch this TV. Go p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news