Our next Menopause Talks will address the one thing we can all agree on, that no one seems to agree about hormone therapy! The topic remains so misunderstood and baffling that we are hosting The Truth About Hormone Therapy on April 25 from 1 - 2 pm EST. Please Join us as our host and leading voice on positive aging, Barbara Hannah Grufferman talks with Dr. Lila Nachtigall and Dr. Margaret Nachtigall, two world-renowned menopause experts, leaders on women’s health issues, and reproductive endocrinologists. They will answer your questions and bring clarity to this still-too-misunderstood topic. What is hormone replacement therapy? Is it safe? Does it cause breast cancer? I hear it's dangerous. I hear it's life-changing! Does it reduce hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and other menopause symptoms? Is it linked to improved cardiovascular health? Is it a pill? Patch? Cream? Vaginal ring? What hormones are in it? This important Menopause Talks will explain why we all are so confused, distinguish myth from reality (and stop our heads from spinning).
Dr. Lila Nachtigall is one of the world’s leading reproductive endocrinologists, widely recognized for pioneering medical research on hormone therapy, estrogen, and menopause. She has authored over 500 articles in medical journals and 3 books, and she has lectured around the world in the field of women’s health.
Dr. Nachtigall is currently a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU School of Medicine and presides as director of the Women’s Wellness Center at NYU Medical Center. She has served as a past president of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), as chair of the Joint Task Force on Women’s Issues at NYU’s School of Medicine, as President of the Bellevue Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, and she founded the Foundation for Women’s Wellness of which she is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Margaret Nachtigall is a Board certified OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University, received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, did her residency in OB/GYN at NYU School of Medicine followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Yale University. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York where she holds a faculty position in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and many leadership roles in the medical school and residency training program. Selected roles include: Violet Society Advisor, Graduate Medical Education coach and Director of course content for reproductive endocrine.
A prominent leader in women’s health with extensive clinical and research experience in polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility and menopause, Dr. Nachtigall is a founding member of the North American Menopause Society and a trustee on the Boards of The Foundation for Women’s Wellness and of the New York GYN Society. She is a highly sought speaker on Women’s health issues, frequently featured on Doctor Radio, and other national television shows and podcasts. She is devoted to providing individualized medical care to all of her patients, and, for the past 26 years, has worked with her mother, Dr. Lila Nachtigall, a world renowned menopause expert.
Barbara Hannah Grufferman, a recognized expert on positive aging, is the award-winning author, journalist, public speaker, media contributor, and consultant. Her 2010 book, “The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More,” is a highly regarded resource for women over 50, and one of the first books to focus on the power of embracing your age. Her next book, published by National Geographic and branded by AARP, was “Love Your Age: The Small Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life.”
Barbara has been a guest on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Live with Kelly & Ryan, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, and many other national and local media outlets. She also travels extensively, addressing groups on health, nutrition, career, fitness, sex and positive and healthy aging topics. More recently, Barbara launched a weekly newsletter -- Menopause Cheat Sheet -- in partnership with Dr. Margaret Nachtigall, and she will launch a new podcast – GRUFFtalk – in April 2022. Barbara is a recipient of the Generations of Strength Award from the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation and was named BHOF’s first Ambassador for Bone Health.