Hormones, particularly transdermal estradiol, may help women maintain mood, cognition and memory in middle-age and beyond. “What we have learned the past decade is that not all estrogens are the same,” said ACOG presenter Sarah Berga, MD, of Women’s Health at Wake Forrest School of Medicine, “and that the differences can be critical.”
My first patient had so many things wrong; he left before I could examine his heart and lungs, ask about chest pain, or reconcile his medication list. After his visit, veteran clinic staff noted they hadn’t seen Jim for years and were surprised he had come in at all. I felt the totality of my medical education had been squandered. They kindly reminded me it had just begun.