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Cool the hot flashes

They come and go at their whim, leaving you sweaty and red-faced in their wake. Some pass quickly, and others linger for as long as 30 minutes; they can occur several times a day, and even wake you up at night. We're talking about hot flashes - the most common menopause-related symptom, affecting as many as three out of four women.

Simple changes in lifestyle (avoiding triggers and dressing in layers) can help manage mild hot flashes.

For more severe ones, menopausal hormone treatment works best, but it's not for everyone: Research has shown it may increase the risk of …

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