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Did Doctors Overreact on Hormone Therapy?

After a decade of confusion, experts are now saying short-term hormone therapy for most women under age 60 is safe, Harvard Health reports.

The new recommendations come after many doctors “overreacted,” as one specialist put it, to results of a Women's Health Initiative study that reported the treatment increased risk for several diseases.

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