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Hormone replacement therapy’s effect on diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis topic of free March 25 seminar at UT Health Northeast

March 19, 2014

For many women, menopause and its symptoms have a profound impact on the quality of their lives. Menopause can also increase a woman’s risk for developing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.

Ralph Turner, MD

Ralph Turner, MD

At “Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): What Does It Mean for Conditions Like Dementia, Heart Disease, and Osteoporosis?” to be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at UT Health Northeast, gynecologist Dr. Ralph Turner will talk about HRT’s benefits, as well as its risks.

Dr. Turner is nationally certified to treat health problems associated with menopause. He has successfully treated women with menopause for over 30 years.

The free health education seminar will take place in the Academic Center Amphitheater on the UT Health campus, located at the intersection of U.S. 271 and State Highway 155.

The seminar is part of “HealthConnection.tv: The Lecture Series. At www.HealthConnection.tv , UT Health physicians and medical professionals answer questions on topics like acid reflux, arthritis, pulmonary disease, and other conditions.

This is the fifth of six free seminars that continue through May. The March 25 seminar is free, but seating is limited. For reservations, please call (903) 877-7147. Sleep is the topic of the final seminar on Tuesday, May 13.

For more than 60 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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