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Who Do You Talk To About Menopause?

Please take this quick survey about the conversations you have regarding menopause.

7 Things to Ease Your Flu Miseries
7 Things to Ease Your Flu Miseries

Flu season is winding down, but it's not over. Learn how to lessen your flu risk and how to feel better if you get the flu.

Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief
Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief

All pain relievers are not created equal. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be better for headaches while Advil (ibuprofen) may work better for muscle pain and inflammation.

Sex After 50
Sex After 50

If you're experiencing dryness, irritation or pain during sex, you're not alone. As we age, our sex lives may be affected by hormonal changes leading to emotional and physical consequences. Find out what you can do about it.

Contraception Options for Women Over 40
Contraception Options for Women Over 40

Whether you're finished having children or considering having your first one, the only thing standing between you and the unexpected is your contraception.

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy
The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

Confused about the pros and cons of testosterone therapy? Diffuse the myths and learn the facts.

5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts
5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts

Keep full, stay healthy, lose weight.

When Sex Hurts
When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

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Could You Have Low Estrogen?
Could You Have Low Estrogen?

Find out what happens when estrogen runs low and how to fix it.

The Beginner's Guide to Menopause
The Beginner's Guide to Menopause

When those first hot flashes or night sweats hit, you may want to talk with your health care provider about perimenopause—and read this guide on the menopause transition.

Are Breast Implants Safe?
Are Breast Implants Safe?

The FDA reports an increase in the number of cancer cases linked to breast implants, but some experts still say the implants are generally safe, despite the rise in breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.


How to Hear Better When Your Hearing Goes South
How to Hear Better When Your Hearing Goes South

Hearing loss is very common in older people, but many don't see help because of cost, social stigma, appearance and other reason. Increasingly, there are options for affordable and discreet hearing aids.

Recessive Genetic Conditions More Prevalent in Individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent
Recessive Genetic Conditions More Prevalent in Individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent

Here's an overview of the most common Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases.

Menopause and Eating Disorders
Menopause and Eating Disorders

Women are more vulnerable to eating disorders during periods of reproductive hormone change, so when estrogen falls during menopause, eating disorders rise.

Can Menopause Cause Brain Fog?
Can Menopause Cause Brain Fog?

Those memory lapses you may be feeling in perimenopause and menopause are very real. Falling estrogen is to blame for brain fog. But, don't worry—you will recover.

FDA Approves New Treatment of Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women At High Risk For Fracture
FDA Approves New Treatment of Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women At High Risk For Fracture

A new treatment was recently approved by the FDA to help women at high risk for fracture reduce their risk of a first and subsequent fracture.

One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay
One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay

Less than 10 minutes a day of brisk walking can help prevent disability in people with arthritis pain in their knee, hip, ankle or foot.

I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50
I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50

I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.

Many Misdiagnosed With MS
Many Misdiagnosed With MS

Almost one in five multiple sclerosis patients may be misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease

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The Heart and Estrogen
The Heart and Estrogen

If you're concerned about taking hormone replacement therapy because of increased risk for breast cancer, remember this: Heart disease kills more than twice as many women as breast cancer does. And HRT may reduce your heart disease risk.

Asthma: It's Different When You're Older
Asthma: It's Different When You're Older

Asthma can develop for the first time in midlife. Triggers that might never have bothered you before can now be a problem, and the symptoms can be more serious for adults.

Estrogen Can Substantially Decrease the Risk of Alzheimer's
Estrogen Can Substantially Decrease the Risk of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a concern for many menopausal women, and yet most do not consider taking hormone replacement therapy, even though estrogen can significantly delay Alzheimer's.

Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know
Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know

Pain during sex does not have to be accepted as a normal part of the aging process.

Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory
Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory

A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds.

For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife
For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife

Here's good news for middle-aged women who fear their sexual satisfaction is destined to decline: Aging can provide benefits that might make lovemaking even more enjoyable, a small study suggests.

This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life
This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life

Skip the political talk and chat about what's really important: your health.

Search Treatment Options for Cancer
Search Treatment Options for Cancer

If you have cancer, search available clinical trials with HealthyWomen's free and confidential Clinical Trial Navigation Service.

How Your Vagina Changes in Midlife
How Your Vagina Changes in Midlife

As you age, your vagina—due mostly to decreased estrogen levels—can become dry or irritated, which can cause pain during sex. This does not need to be the norm.

What No One Tells You About Menopause
What No One Tells You About Menopause

You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.

Menopause and Vaginal Dryness
Menopause and Vaginal Dryness

Lower levels of estrogen often mean vaginal dryness after menopause. Learn what you can do to minimize symptoms and treat vaginal dryness.

What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should
What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should

Everything you need to know about endometriosis symptoms and more.

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Steer Clear of Falling
Steer Clear of Falling

Falls can be more serious as we get older, so take steps to improve your balance and remove causes of falls from your home.

How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age
How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age

Your health care coverage may change around age 65, either through retirement or government requirements, so make sure you plan ahead.

What Do You Know About Endometriosis?
What Do You Know About Endometriosis?

Please take our survey and tell us what you know about or have experienced related to endometriosis.