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Emma

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Mailshot archive
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:47:31 AM »

Occasionally, a mailshot is sent out to forum members and it's been decided to archive them here.
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Re: Mailshot archive
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 09:49:10 AM »

Sent out: August 2013

I hope that you are all enjoying this wonderful summer. After summer breaks we are looking forward to an active autumn at Menopause Matters with a new magazine issue due out in September, both in print and online, more use of social media to spread the word, and an overall website update.
Meanwhile, I hope that the following items are of interest.
See a new video about menopause and treatments at www.menopausematters.co.uk/podcasts.php#aug92013 (copy and paste this link or go to the multimedia page link at the top of the home page).
See previous magazine articles at www.menopausematters.co.uk/magazinearticle.php
New section on fashion tips www.menopausematters.co.uk/fashion.php
Follow us on twitter @menomatters
Regards,
Heather Currie and The Menopause Matters Team.
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Re: Mailshot archive
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 09:50:14 AM »

Sent out: April 2013

Renewed confidence in HRT
Since July 2002 there has been a huge downturn in the confidence of, and use of HRT. The concern about risks of HRT followed publication of results the Women's Health Initiative trial in 2002 and of the Million Women study in 2003. The massive publicity around the apparent risks shown by these studies understandably led to HRT being viewed as dangerous and that it should rarely be used. In fact, both these studies have since been reviewed and reanalysed and the revised outcomes, along with new studies which have now been published paints a much different picture--when used appropriately, HRT provides more benefits than risks for most women. Yet this message has not yet been widely circulated and I continue to hear of women who have distressing menopausal symptoms, have read thoroughly, weighed up the pros and cons and know that HRT is the best option for them but have to battle with their doctor to be allowed to take it.
To sort out the ongoing confusion, a global team of representatives of Menopause Societies and organisations associated with Women's Health met in November 2012 and have published a global consensus statement. The conclusions are clear:
•HRT is the most effective treatment for symptoms related to the hormonal changes of the menopause, is beneficial for bone health and may decrease mortality and cardiovascular disease
•Risks are acknowledged, but benefits will generally outweigh the risks for women under 60, or within 10 years of the menopause. The risks are generally small
•Taking HRT is a decision which needs to be individualised, in consultation with a suitably qualified physician
This statement is extrememly important and must be widely circulated and discussed. Women should be able to be access accurate, non-biased information so that they can make informed choices and in managing the consequences of the hormonal changes of the menopause, HRT should once again be considered as a safe option.
www.menopausematters.co.uk/news.php for more information and link to full statement.
Best wishes
Heather
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Re: Mailshot archive
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 04:37:58 PM »

Sent out 24 Sept 2013

The new Menopause Matters magazine is out now. Menopause Matters is the only magazine published specifically for women who are experiencing or approaching the menopause. View online or subscribe for the print copy at www.menopausematters.co.uk/magazine.php

If you have a few spare minutes, please complete our survey on the use and influence of social media for accessing menopause information at www.menopausematters.co.uk/questionnaire.php

Menopause tip of the week:
Alcohol can worsen menopausal symptoms and 2 or more units per day is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Have a think about your alcohol intake, see effect on breast cancer risk and link to how to calculate your intake at www.menopausematters.co.uk/pdf/breastCancerRisklinks.pdf

Follow us on twitter @menomatters
Best wishes
Heather Currie
Menopause Matters
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Re: Mailshot archive
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 04:39:37 PM »

Sent out 15 Dec 2013

Menopause Matters award winner!


We are very happy to announce that Menopause Matters won an award at the Scottish Magazine awards glitzy event last week, for best Small Publishing Company magazine of the year. We are absolutely delighted that our work has been recognised, and that Menopause has been noted to be really important.
Many thanks to our small team, and most importantly to yourselves who contribute, subscribe, and read the magazine online. Also thank-you to our advertisers and sponsors; your ongoing support is very much appreciated and helps us to continue to provide information and support for women worldwide.
The latest magazine will be going online tomorrow. You can see it online or subscribe to the print version at www.menopausematters.co.uk/magazine.php
Best wishes
Heather Currie
Menopause Matters
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Re: Mailshot archive
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 04:40:45 PM »

Sent out 17 Dec 2013

Menopause Matters magazine


Latest issue of the only magazine which specifically addresses issues of the menopause is out. See it online for free or subscribe to the print copy for only £15.00 per year at www.menopausematters.co.uk/magazine.php Subscriptions help us to continue to fund and develop Menopause Matters providing information and support for women worldwide.

Menopause tip of the week:
Christmas is often a time of indulgence and when our hormone levels are a little chaotic, we may find that alcohol, carbohydrate-rich food and the stress of trying to provide the "perfect" Christmas for one and all leads to worsening menopausal symptoms. However, at this time, let's focus on what is really important--spending quality time with loved ones. Let's not worry if our food is not quite up to Delia's standard, or if the Christmas tree is not perfectly balanced and colour co-ordinated. Just enjoy the occasion, enjoy the company of special people, and deal with any dietary matters in the New Year!

Very best wishes to you all.
Heather Currie
Menopause Matters
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Re: Mailshot archive
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 04:41:41 PM »

Sent out 14 Jan 2014

Wishing a very Happy 2014 to all our forum members.
At Menopause Matters in 2014 we are determined to continue to provide information, advice and support for women experiencing the menopause worldwide through our award winning website and our award winning magazine. See pictures from the recent Scottish magazine awards ceremony at www.menopausematters.co.uk/awards2013.php
See our current magazine online or subscribe to the print copy at www.menopausematters.co.uk/magazine.php
Fees from subscriptions and from email consultations (available from the home page) help us to continue to fund and develop Menopause Matters. Look out for our new home page soon.

Menopause tip of the week: Many women find the symptoms and consequences of hormonal changes of the menopause confusing and worrying. Many find that talking to friends and sharing experiences can be hugely helpful yet many still find "the menopause" a difficult, embarrassing topic to raise. Talk to other women at work, wherever you socialise, visit our online support group on the forum if you haven't been there for a while, start that conversation and help others as well as yourself--it really is good to talk!
Best wishes
Heather
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