free menopause info from fed. consumer info cntr. pueblo, co

MenoGingerDecember 15, 2001

This was in my newspaper today from the Federal Consumer Information Center of the United States Government.

I don't know if those of you outside of the US have free access to it, but I would write anyway and try. It never hurts to try.

Here is the article and it finishes with the FREE 800 number and the address if you write for it.

"Menopause Questions Answered

If you are nearing menopause, you're probably aware of the changes to expect. But you may be confused about the controversy over hormone replacement therapy (HRT), osteoporosis, heart disease, and breast cancer.

To answer some of your questions, the Federal Consumer Information Center is offering a free package of special publications that contain information on menopausal symptoms, the use of HRT, and making some lifestyle changes that reduce the health risks associated with menopause.

'To Be or Not to Be - On Hormone Replacement Therapy' from the Centers for Disease Control is a 34 page workbook providing information and guidance that can help you make a decision about whether HRT would be a good choice for you. Using the workbook, you can assess your risks for osteoporosis, heart disease, and breast cancer - three important diseases thqt relate to the use of HRT. There are quizzes you can take, easy-to-understand charts and tables to illustrate current studies, and personal risk assessment for each of these conditions. Going through the workbook will also prepare you to discuss HRT with your health care provider.

Another publication, 'Taking Charge of Menopause' from the Food and Drug Administration, focuses on the symptoms of menopause and the lifestyle changes that you can make to increase longevity and help sustain a good quality of life.

Learn more about menopause and reduce your risk of the long term health conditions associated with it using these two free publications.

To order, call toll-free (888) 8- PUEBLO, or (888) 878-3256, weekdays from 9am to 8pm adn ask for 'Women Only', or send your name and address to: For Women Only, Pueblo, CO 81009"

Good luck! I am calling first thing Monday Morning! This sounds like a great workbook to get our hands on!

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Barbie_in_Oz

Hi Ginger

It does sound like a great resource. Unfortunately we can't call that number from Australia. When you receive your copy, perhaps you could advise whether it is worth writing in for.

Good health
Barbie

    Bookmark   December 16, 2001 at 7:46PM
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AuntBea

Thank you for sharing this information. Worth checking in to.

Bea

    Bookmark   December 17, 2001 at 7:52AM
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MenoGinger

I just called the Toll Free 888 number to order my copies. Yes, copieS.. I ordered three of them.

They only send these to addresses within the United States, however, anyone from within the United States can order as many of them as they want. And, if they choose to send them to foreign addresses from that point.. that is no problem.

So, if you really want one, and you live outside the US, perhaps someone from here or another source you know could send them to you for the cost of the postage.

It was quick and easy to order. I am looking forward to getting the workbook and reading more about HRT and deciding if that is the way I want to go.

My next Gynie appointment is January 8th and this new guy is supposed to be the guru of hormones for meno chicks like me.. and YOU guys!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2001 at 9:13AM
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Puterlady48

Some of the Government's information is on their public web site. You have to dig for it a little sometimes. The Web site address is http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/

Here is a link that might be useful: Pueblo link

    Bookmark   December 19, 2001 at 12:51AM
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