Using HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)

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Current or recent past users of hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) have a higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Before the link between HRT use and breast cancer risk was established, many postmenopausal women took HRT for many years to ease menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, fatigue) and to reduce bone loss. Since 2002, when research linked HRT and risk, the number of women taking HRT has dropped dramatically. Still, many women continue to use HRT to handle bothersome menopausal symptoms.

There are two main types of HRT:

  • combination HRT contains the hormones estrogen and progesterone

  • estrogen-only HRT contains only estrogen

Each type of HRT seems to have a different effect on breast cancer risk.

Combination HRT increases breast cancer risk by about 75%, even when used for only a short time. Combination HRT also increases the likelihood that the

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Therapy for LGBTQ issues, LGBTQ Therapist

Although a person’s sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity may not be a source of distress, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, or any other orientation or gender identity may find that the social stigma of living as a minority is a source of stress or anxiety.

When seeking therapy, whether for issues associated with one’s sexual, romantic, or gender identity or for concerns related to mental health, finding a qualified mental health professional who has experience and familiarity with the challenges members of the LGBTQIA community often face can be critical to successful therapy outcomes.

What Does LGBTQIA Stand For? 

The acronym LGBTQIA, an expansion of the previously used LGBT, was broadened to encompass a greater number of individuals. Some individuals argue the practice of grouping those who are not heterosexual or cisgender (or neither) under this acronym, which may or may not

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Hormonal Therapy for Treating Breast Cancer

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Hormonal therapy medicines treat hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers in two ways:

  • by lowering the amount of the hormone estrogen in the body

  • by blocking the action of estrogen on breast cancer cells 

Most of the estrogen in women’s bodies is made by the ovaries. Estrogen makes hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers grow. So reducing the amount of estrogen or blocking its action can reduce the risk of early-stage hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers coming back (recurring) after surgery. Hormonal therapy medicines can also be used to help shrink or slow the growth of advanced-stage or metastatic hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers.

Hormonal therapy medicines are NOT effective against hormone-receptor-negative breast cancers.

There are several types of hormonal therapy medicines, including aromatase inhibitors, selective estrogen receptor modulators, and estrogen receptor downregulators.


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Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)

With the guidance of the therapist, a patient establishes a chronological narrative of his or her life, concentrating mainly on their traumatic experiences, but also incorporating some positive events. It is believed that this contextualizes the network of cognitive, affective and sensory memories of a patient’s trauma. By expressing the narrative, the patient fills in details of fragmentary memories and develops a coherent autobiographical story. In so doing, the memory of a traumatic episode is refined and understood.

Key elements of the therapist’s behavior include compassionate understanding, active listening, therapeutic alliance and unequivocal positive regard.

The therapist asks the patient to describe his or her emotions, thoughts, sensory information and physiological responses in detail. The patient is asked to narrate the traumatic experience and relive the emotions experienced without losing connection to the present. Staying present is achieved by utilizing permanent reminders that the emotions and physical responses that occur

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Therapy Services LLC, Walmart support Empower House Ministries | Free

The Emporia Gazette

Recovery Residence for Female Addicts Serving Lyon and Surrounding Counties

Empower House Ministries recently announced two recent funding sources toward its mission to start a residential recovery center for female addicts in Emporia that will service Lyon County and surrounding areas.

The organization’s mission is two-fold:

F Provide addicts with stable and empowering housing while pursuing long-term recovery.

F Teach residents essential life skills (budgeting, job search, cooking, health, relationships, self-identity, etc.) through on-site clinics.

Therapy Services owned by Gayle Taylor-Ford made a donation toward the Emporia House Ministries general fund. Taylor-Ford serves as the president of the Board of Directors for Empower House Ministries.

As a Clinical Addictions Counselor and owner/executive director of Therapy Services LLC, Taylor-Ford has “a profound understanding of the need for Empower House Ministries.” Therapy services provides outpatient addictions treatment as well as home and community based traumatic brain injury waiver services,

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Optimal dosages for melatonin supplementation therapy in older adults: a systematic review of current literature


Melatonin is a hormone that regulates circadian rhythm, and its levels decline with age. As melatonin levels decrease, older adults are prone to develop disorders related to an altered circadian rhythm. The effective dose of melatonin supplementation in these disorders remains unclear.


Our objective was to define the optimal dosage of exogenous melatonin administration in disorders related to altered melatonin levels in older adults aged 55 years and above by determining the dose-response effect of exogenous administered melatonin on endogenous levels.


We conducted a systematic review through PubMed/MEDLINE and Embase, both from 1980 until November 2013. Included articles studied the effect of exogenous melatonin administration on endogenous melatonin levels in either serum, urine, or saliva in humans aged 55 years and above.


We included 16 articles, nine of which were randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The mean age varied from 55.3 to 77.6 years. Melatonin dosage varied

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Around the Practice | Optimizing First-Line Therapy in Transplant-Ineligible Multiple Myeloma

Wed, Sep 8, 2021 7:00 PM EDT{LOCAL_TZ} 1 hour

Join us for a special installment of Around the Practice where our renowned faculty of multidisciplinary oncology experts will discuss challenging patients cases in Multiple Myeloma.Participating faculty may not all agree with one another all the time. Around the Practice exists to provide a forum to present and at times challenge the viewpoints and opinions expressed in order to determine the best course of action to improve patient outcomes.     Topics for September
  • Defining Treatment Success in the First Line
  • Choosing a First-Line Maintenance Regimen
  • Deciding on Duration of Therapy

Our event features interactive polling so you can share how you would approach each patient case. 


Ola Landgren, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
University of Miami and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Craig Hofmeister, MD, MPH

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Aquatic Therapy Pools & Hydrotherapy Equipment

Not only is this pool an impressive visual in our clinic, it allows us to reach all of our patients more effectively — from athletes to geriatrics and pediatrics. I became a therapist to help people move. And there is no better way to do this than in a HydroWorx pool.

The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute Weldon Russo, Director

We’ve had remarkable success stories from various individuals including Major League Soccer players returning to play months earlier than expected and crediting that in large part to their use of the HydroWorx 2000 underwater treadmill.

Fortius Sport & Health Caleb Cousens, Online Marketing Coordinator

Investing in high-quality equipment and the associated implementation costs may seem daunting, but when these state-of-the-art tools help build our business, brand us as the facility of choice in our communities and increase the scope of our operations, they are investments worthy of a deep dive.

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Ivy Rehab Network Opens Physical Therapy Clinics in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Connecticut | Corporate Expansion

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Ivy Rehab Network (Ivy) is proud to announce the opening of several new state-of-the-art facilities across its network. A national leader in outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitative services, and pediatric and ABA therapy, the Ivy Rehab Network is known for delivering best-in-class care at over 275 clinics in the US.

Providing access to high quality care remains a priority and fuels Ivy’s continuous growth efforts, with new facilities recently opening in; Ardmore, PA, Park Ridge, IL (Pediatrics), and Avon, CT. Additionally, Ivy has plans to open 15 more facilities over the summer months. 

“We are thrilled to continue our extensive growth and to open these new community-based facilities,” said Troy Bage, COO for the Ivy Rehab Network. “Each of these new clinics are staffed with teammates who bring immense passion, dedication and selflessness with them when they come to

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Physical Therapy One Partners with the Ivy Rehab Network | Licensing Marketing Agreements

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Ivy Rehab Network (“Ivy”), a national leader in outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitative services, is proud to share that it has partnered with Physical Therapy One (“PT One”) to expand further into southwestern Michigan. This new partnership bolsters Ivy’s leading footprint across the state of Michigan, bringing the total count of clinics in the state to over 40.

Founded in 1997 by Joe and Leah Walters, PT One is comprised of three clinics in southwestern Michigan, located in Portage, Kalamazoo, and Vicksburg. With a history spanning nearly 25 years, PT One is deeply rooted in its communities and is committed to serving its local patients with the highest quality of care for optimal results. The mission of PT One is to help all patients “get back in the game of life.”

“We are very excited

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