Number 3: Fall Equinox, 2001 Archives - BC Diabetes Foundation

Women’s Health Symposium November 4th 2001

I had the opportunity to attend the Women’s Midlife Health Symposium in November and thoroughly enjoyed myself. On such a dark and wet Sunday morning I was pleased to see more than 100 people turn out. Dr. Diane Finegood with the Canadian Institute of Health Research spoke about having 58% prevention of diabetes with lifestyle […]

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Research Study on Blood Vessel Function and Hot Flushes

Having hot flushes? Past menopause? No risks for heart disease? We are looking for women to participate in a 4 month research study on blood vessel function and hot flushes. The study is being run by: Dr. Jerilynn Prior Professor of Endocrinology, University of British Columbia. To participate, you must: Be menopausal (2 – 10 […]

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Perimenopause: The Ovary’s Frustrating Grand Finale

(Revised 10/2001. Adapted from telehealth conference script originally as a video, 10/1998 sponsored by the B.C. Women’s Hospital Foundation) Introduction Women in midlife increasingly hear the words “estrogen deficiency” spoken as the ultimate in bad news. “Everyone knows” that low estrogen levels cause heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and frigidity. Right? But as Dr. Susan Love […]

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From the Editor

Welcome to the Fall Issue of the Quarterly Newsletter. Some of you may recognize the lead-off article since it originally appeared almost three years ago in our very first issue ever. All 2500 copies of that issue are gone. Given the recent interest in perimenopause following our Women’s Midlife Health Symposium and some new thoughts […]

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