Hot-Flash Relief

The list of alternatives to hormone-replacement therapy keeps growing. What's a woman to do?

My mother is going to kill me for including her in a column about menopause, but when I read about a doctor treating hot flashes with a drug for seizures, it reminded me of a conversation my mother and I had a few months ago. For some reason we were talking about hormone-replacement therapy for menopausal women when out of the blue, she asked, "What do you think about those herbal supplements?" This was my mother's way of telling me that she was one of the 30 million American women going through the change of life, at least 60% of whom...

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