Letters: Aug. 12, 2002

The Truth About Hormones

While I'm glad you devoted a lengthy article to hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) [MEDICINE, July 22], I'm saddened that some people characterize hormone replacement as a means for women to maintain their vanity rather than their health. Couldn't HRT be described without using phrases like "youthful glow" and "dream of eternal youth"? Or am I the only woman in the world who is taking HRT in an attempt to increase my odds of living a healthy life instead of trying to be 29 forever? SARA SNYDER Ann Arbor, Mich.

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