March 24, 1998
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
A League of Their Own|
NIH Hockey League Thriving at 25 (Give or Take)
By Rich McManus
What has all its teeth, loves speed and excitement, and hasn't even stayed in a
Nagano hotel room, let alone trashed one? Why the NIH Hockey Club, of
course, a loose-knit co-ed gang of skating enthusiasts who have wangled ice time,
by hook or by crook, at a variety of local rinks since "around 1973," says Dr.
Pierre Henkart, who used to run the floating contests until injuries put his hockey
career on ice. Nowadays, the R&W-sponsored club skates almost year round
and has more people than it can accommodate, according to league codirector
Guy Wassertzug, who, like most players in the league, isn't even an NIH'er.
By Jan Ehrman
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) -- Is it for every postmenopausal woman?
Can it really help prevent heart disease, hip fractures and dementia? What if
you've had breast cancer? Can you safely take estrogen supplements? Do the
benefits of HRT outweigh the risks, and if so, for whom?