PREMENOPAUSAL HORMONE THERAPY EFFECTS USE OF HEALTH SERVICES – (10-23-06)By
Postmenopausal hormone therapy increases use of health services
This started as more of a rhetorical question, but continues to gain some urgency…”Why the heck is this class of drugs still on the market?” We see no benefit with the exception of short term hot flash management, and here we see the use of HRT associated with (as Ross Perot would put it…) a “huge sucking sound” on healthcare dollars. And this class of drugs is STILL covered by insurance!! Talk about reimbursing for medical “un” necessity!! But they won’t reimburse for massage therapy because there’s not enough evidence.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information