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Week of March 27, 2000

    Question:   I am a 50 year old female and I think I am starting menopause. I haven't had a menstrual period in several months and I get some hot flashes and am a bit irritable at times. What should I do?    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I am a 70 years old female and have otherwise been in pretty good shape. I have been on Premarin and Provera for several years, along with Calcium and Vitamin D. I walk regularly.    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I am 35 years old. My mom had breast cancer at 45 years of age. What can I do to decrease my chances of getting breast cancer?    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I have been feeling fatigued, gaining weight and more easily chilled. My doctor did some blood tests and told me I have an under active thyroid. Is this anything serious?    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I am 28 years old and have had the same boyfriend for several years. It seems that I have been getting more frequent bladder infections, especially after sex. Is there something I can do to decrease these infections?    Dr. Shiller's Answer