Hormone therapy topic of April 30 Red Hot Mamas program

Gynecologist and obstetrician Michael McCoy, M.D., will discuss hormone therapy for treating symptoms of menopause. The third program in the 10-month Red Hot Mamas series is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the Blackhawk Room on the lower level of Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington.

Menopause affects women differently, so treatment should vary, too. Besides relieving symptoms, hormone therapy can reduce the risks of heart attack, colon cancer and fractures. But this type of treatment is not right for every woman. Dr. McCoy will explain the benefits and risks of using hormone therapy and provide information on other FDA-approved treatments.

A light supper and door prizes will be available at the free program. Reservations are requested. Please call (319) 768-4070.

Red Hot Mamas is an education and support program that educates women about the physical and psychological changes that occur at menopause and helps them make informed health care decisions. It has been educating and engaging women, and health care providers, since 1991. For more information, please visit www.redhotmamas.org.