This Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 photo shows Bayer's Climara low-dose estrogen skin patch. A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better and did not seem to raise heart risks during the four-year study. (AP Photo)

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This Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 photo shows Bayer's Climara low-dose estrogen skin patch. A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better and did not seem to raise heart risks during the four-year study. (AP Photo)
This Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 photo shows Bayer's Climara low-dose estrogen skin patch. A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better and did not seem to raise heart risks during the four-year study. (AP Photo)
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