The North American Menopause Society

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), founded in 1989, is a nonprofit multidisciplinary organization with the mission of promoting the health and quality of life of women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, NAMS has over 2,000 members from 51 countries, with 88% of its members from North America. Its membership includes experts from many disciplines, such as medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education. The North American Menopause Society was founded in 1989 by Dr. Wulf Utian, the Arthur H. Bill Professor Emeritus of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and one of the three original Founders of the International Menopause Society. Dr. Utian served as the Executive Director of NAMS from its inception until 2009, at which time Dr. Margery Gass assumed the position.

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When I'm 64—I'll still have hot flashes?

Some 40% of women 60 to 65 years old still have hot flashes. For many, the hot flashes are occasional and mild, but for some, they remain really troublesome, shows a new study just published in Menopause, the journal of The ...

Mar 02, 2015
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Study finds link between early menopause and CFS

A newfound link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and early menopause was reported online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). This link, as well as links ...

Feb 04, 2015
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Soy spells fewer hot flashes for certain women

Does soy in the diet help with hot flashes? It does, but only for women whose bodies can produce the soy metabolite equol, reports a study of American women just published online in Menopause, the journal of The ...

Nov 18, 2014
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NAMS to launch free menopause mobile app

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is set to launch a first-ever menopause mobile app designed for use by both clinicians and patients to help manage menopausal symptoms and assess risk factors.

Oct 10, 2014
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Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer

In the 2,500+ years that have passed since acupuncture was first used by the ancient Chinese, it has been used to treat a number of physical, mental and emotional conditions including nausea and vomiting, stroke rehabilitation, ...

Jul 14, 2014
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PMS may spell menopause symptoms later—but not hot flashes

Having premenstrual syndrome (PMS) before menopause does not mean women will be troubled by hot flashes afterward. But they may face more menopause complaints other than hot flashes, such as trouble with memory and concentration, ...

May 21, 2014
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