Univ of Connecticut is condcuting a study looking at the effects of Chinese
herbal medicines in reducing hot flashes in women with a history of bc.
Karen Prestwood is conducting the study and working in collaboration with
hetbalist Laura Mignosa of CT Institute for Herbal Studies. Laura will
formulate the Chinese herbs for each woman. The herbal treatment will be
compared to an anti-depressant found to be effective in treating hot flashes
and to a placebo. Participation involves 2 months on each treatment, weekly
questionnaires, and periodic visits to the Health Center (Farmington, near
If interested, call 1 800 535-6232.
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